Monday, December 1, 2008

Our Family is Forever

When you look forward to something for such a long time and it happens, it takes a few days to recover and let everything sink in. And even a few more to collect all the pictures and recharge all the camera batteries.

It was just awesome. One of these days I will write about it. And I will tell you how I woke up crying for our birthmom and how much we love her and felt it on that day. I will tell you how the darling temple matron who helped us kept saying over and over "I'm so honored to be with you today." She has three little grand daughters herself who are adopted. I will tell you how Scrunch wore a blue diaper cover during the sealing which showed through her little white tights, but no one cared. How friends and family showed up to support us. Lots and lots of them.

I get that the party doesn't matter and it didn't matter whether or not the cupcakes matched the decorations or the pineapples made perfect flowers. But as she grows up and different things start to matter; When she wonders why she was adopted, I want to be able to show her the pictures and tell her what a special day it was, how many people love her, and how our sealing on Saturday is why her birthmom placed her with us. It's why we make any hard, loving choices in life. It's because families are forever.

6 comments:

Marti said...

I am extremely overjoyed for you guys!

Holly said...

I'm teary! Can't wait for it to be my turn.

Lori said...

Your thoughts on the sealing brought back a lot memories to me of the day that Becky was sealed to us. It is such a special spirit that touches your soul that it is hard to describe. Even though we weren't with you our thoughts and prayers were there with you all day. We love you and are so proud of you and John and what wonderful parents you are. Grandma S

cambridgeclan said...

You just made me cry!

[AlisaR] said...

Congratulations on your special day! I so wish we could have been there to share that with you.

northslopegang said...

Thanks for sharing, it does bring back the special memories that we also had. What a blessing eternal families are.

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