Savannah's First Spa on the last day she was in the NICU
First time she was outdoors
Headed Home July 26, 2007
Exactly 6 months from placement, we finalized our adoption
December 28, 2007
family and friends got up very early to drive to the courthouse located 1 1/2 hours away to celebrate with us
Our family as of December 2007
Meeting the Birthmother's side of the family just a few days later
(Savannah's birthgrandparents, 21 year old sister, 9 year old sister, and 5 year old brother)
Samantha and Savannah
Tiffany and Savannah
Patrick and Savannah
Meeting them again in Sept 2009 (also met an uncle in the back)
Visiting the Birthfather's family in Sept 2009
(first time we saw David, her birthfather, since he introduced us to her in the NICU)
We plan to visit David and his family again in December
Sept 2010 visiting Samantha and Patrick and grandparents
Love this one of her and Patrick!
|Can you believe we went from this.....|
We are so thankful for this gift. We are reminded that all our kids are truly gifts. We had no idea that saying YES to adoption back in November 2006 would open the door to so much blessing, fullness, abundance, joy, and hope. I sometimes think about what we would miss and how our lives would be so different if God had given me what I wanted. I am so glad He didn't!! His plan is better.
I can't wait to tell you what's next!! Have you ever thought, "God, please don't make me...." and one day you find yourself saying, "Lord, I want to but how....." Like a total change of heart and you didn't even see it coming! You gotta stay tuned to hear more about that soon.
But next, I MUST get you up to date about what's going on right now---like some seriously exciting, faith-building stuff! Cannot wait!!