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.