Saturday, December 17, 2011

9 months old!

Our little guy is growing up too quickly! I cannot believe that he is 9 months old already! 

We went to the pediatrician for his 9 month check-up and as we were leaving, they had me schedule his 1 year check up!! Seriously? Are we really almost there? That's just crazy!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Woolley, Party of 3!

Yesterday, we completed the final step in the adoption process! There was a court hearing and the judge approved the adoption and officially declared Ben to be 
Benjamin Matthew Woolley!

From the moment that I first laid eyes on Ben, I knew that he was our son. A court proceeding does nothing to change my heart or love for him. It's impossible for me to love him any more than I already do. But, there is something powerful about standing with your friends and family and having the judge declare that he is our son. 

It was such a special day and we were honored to have our friends and family there to stand with us in support. 

I am so disappointed that I somehow missed getting a picture of everyone that was there, but a huge THANK YOU to those not pictured: 
Kris and Ashley Simpson: both taking pictures for us (such a treasure!)
Rusty's brother, Tim: the videographer
And all of the New Life Staff - Cindy, Sara and Susan

Every person there has played a role in our journey to Ben- loving us, supporting us and praying for us. So, it was so special to have them share in this joyous day!

I am so overwhelmed with the sovereignty of God and his provision in our lives. I am thankful that He did not give me what I thought I wanted, but something so much greater instead. 

And I am thankful that this chapter is behind us and we can officially move forward as a family of three. 

My heart is full.