Thursday, March 8, 2007

She's ours


We finally did it!!! We were able to finalize the adoption of our baby. She's technically not a baby, she 18 months old. None the less, the adoption agency was so gracious as to let us finalize, even though we didn't have her completely paid for. We have been looking for this day for so long. We went to court yesterday and I couldn't have asked for 4 better children. All of my girls were so quiet, polite and very respectful. It is so awesome to sit before a judge, state your case and see the judge with a smile on her face say "I will grant you your plea". This is exactly like the memories of the first time you hold your child, or the first time they smile, or the first time you walk out the the hospital, knowing forever and ever, your child is yours. Not someone else's, not just borrowed, not just a niece or nephew. Emily is beautiful, and we are so Blessed to have her. I can't really imagine life without her.

6 comments:

Michelle said...

Praise God!! That's awesome! Congratulations!!!

Tim & Sarah said...

Thank you sooooo much. God is awesome. This was so hard for me that she wasn't official yet. God has been so good to us through all of our adoptions. We are blessed. From what I read, you are also:) Thanks again

Angela said...

Wow...did I miss something? I had no idea. Congratulations. She is beautiful!!! Can't wait to meet her. I have baby fever now. Luckily that will be taken care of in a couple of months...LOL!!! I'm so happy for you guys.

Tim & Sarah said...

I think you have met emily. I am not sure though. She may have been asleep the day you were here. she has been around for 18 months!!!! Anyway, thank you for your congrats. We were so happy to finally have this final.

Angela said...

She must have been asleep because I would have been all about holding her. I love holding babies. I thought you just added another one instead of adopting from Haiti. I'm with ya now.

Nikki said...

Hey~ I am so glad that Emily is now and will always be a true OLSON~ and we love all of you.....~N~