Saturday, February 7, 2009

A Forever Family

Last Thursday, February 5, at 11:00 a.m., in the Minneapolis Juvenile Justice Center, Samuel Lee May was legally and officially recognized as our son. The adoption is final. We are a forever family.

We got right in at 11 a.m. (even though we were told we would probably have to wait), and the hearing lasted just 10 minutes.

Thank you to everyone who prayed that I wouldn't be a bawling basket case....I held it together quite good until the last few minutes when the judge declared that our son would be known from here on as Samuel Lee May.

Then the tears couldn't be stopped.

Both sets of parents attended the hearing, great-grandma Svea, all of our siblings except Dan who is in Nevada and a couple friends.

The celebration continued when we went out to lunch. It was a sweet sweet joy-filled day. We will cherish Gotcha Day in our hearts and celebrate it every year (I'm already thinking about when I can make Samuel's Gotcha Day scrapbook! :).

Here are a few photos:


KristaLee said...

Praise the Lord!! I know I cried, I can't imagine how much you did :)

Stacey said...

Hooray! That is fantastic. What a gorgeous FAMILY you are! I'm so glad you shared the pics and that the day was so special.

P.S. I'm a scrapbooker too. These will make GREAT pages! :)