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. 


  1. My heart is full for you as well! You are a precious family. Many blessings to you!

  2. So very thrilled and excited for your family! What a wonderful Christmas season this will be for all of you. Lots of love!!!

  3. Congratulations! I am so incredibly happy for you three...I cried as I read this, thinking about that evening we sat up in your living room talking about everything under the sun. Oh, God is so good!