Last weekend when the Rancho Chico clan were here, N & C suggested having a ceremony to reaffirm J's place in the family. They are brilliant! The seed was planted and the plans started when they drove out of the driveway.
Tab (another trauma mom who still doesn't blog dang it) wrote the most perfect vows ever (I'm posting those later). I scrambled to get a necklace together (again another brilliant idea from N & C) and a music box ordered to be here in time.
Kristy came and she energy tested both of us to make sure we both were serious about the commitment. My friend, Connie, was the event photographer. J's long-time sitter and our friend, Ashley, was there as well. The whole event was beautiful, meaningful, poignant and affirming. There wasn't a dry eye in the house. Wishing the Rancho Chico fam could've been here with us but they were here in spirit.
Kristy energy testing J.
Here's a close-up of the family jewels:
Our commitment certificate created by Tab (can you spot all the words - mother, daughter, Lisa, Jordan, Amos, Family, Faith, Hope, Believe, Love, Commit, Kind, Courage, Peace, Forever.) Tab is super talented as you can tell.
At the bottom Tab listed our gotcha and adoption dates:
The journey from this side is so much sweeter because of what we have gone through to get here.
Never, ever give up!!!!!