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IT'S FINAL!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

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We thought this day would never arrive.

We stayed just a few blocks from the courthouse and enjoyed the down hill walk. We were first on the docket at 8:15.

We were first to get to the courtroom. The marble hallway shined. We were met by a lady with a clipboard, proving her authority, in hand. After we checked in, other families filled the hall, excited, knowing that today marked the first day a new kind of life.

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We went into the courtroom and were sworn in. The judge greeted us with a broad smile on her face. Her greeting put us at ease, but her robes conveyed authority. She was a matron with state authority to put families together. She spoke to us tenderly and solemnly. We stated our names. She asked us if all the information was true. She authorized an order. She made Allie our daughter. The charming and beautiful Susan and my emotions melted. We weren't expecting that. We didn't know what to expect.

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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow...

I know the journey here was unbelievably difficult, scary, and painful. And yet, I see the joy you have shared here week in and week out.

May God bless your family.

Shaun.

Pedro said...

congratulations!

geppapa said...

congrats mondok fam!

Jody said...

Beautiful.

Thodgson said...

amazingly awesome!!

Mike West said...

congrats! nice tie.

Vicki Small said...

Tears in my eyes, again. I'm so glad this part of your journey is over, at the same time that you begin the next. May God continue to bless you all with grace, mercy, peace and healing.

DaveAllen said...

Praise the Lord and congratulations!

aprilbrunjes said...

Praise God! How Awesome..

Billy said...

what a beautiful family! I am so happy for you all!

Lyndsey said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you guys :)

Darlene said...

That is awesome!

Johnnie Ruth Hamill said...

Woo Hoo!!!! Congrats! May God continually bless and keep you!

Paige said...

Yes, amen.....tears in my eyes too. Praise God....amen to Vicki Small's comment above.
Love the tie also.
God BLESS you all....and heal that precious little tiger of YOURS.
from Paige in Beaverton OR

Kat said...

SO wonderful!

Rick said...

Wow, what a huge event for your family. Congratulations to all 3 of you!

mike macon said...

Truly awesome.

Anonymous said...

Congrats!

Bob and Dorinda

Kelli said...

Congratulations! We're so happy to hear that this step in your journey is complete. What a blessed little girl.

 

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