Thursday, July 30, 2009

They're mine, mine, MINE! ALL MINE!


*This post was written on Wednesday - just as our wireless went capoot (what is the proper spelling of "capoot," anyway?)*


It is a bit past midnight and we just shut and locked the truck full of our everything. You would think that was our biggest thing going on today, but no.

This morning we finalized adoptions!!!

And some of you are thinking, "Wha - huh?"

Yes, I know, it is wonderfully ideal to finalize the day before you drive away in the U-Haul to move across state lines. Uh-huh. Ideal. If by ideal you mean something like: horrible, miserable, stressful and highly inconvenient.

It's a long story. Most of us in the adoption world have at least one of those. I could go into it, but ... WHO CARES? THEY ARE OFFICIALLY MOERS! I will say we were brilliant and did not tell any of the kids about our excursion until we woke them up this morning. "Muffins on the table, get dressed in what you wore Sunday - we're going to court!" We figured we all had enough going on and reason to act out. Why throw in a court hearing, ya' know? There was a LOT of nervous chatter all the way there, but we got through it just fine.



We had a lot of fun at court. It was a very positive and educational experience rolled into one. Because this was not your typical adoption situation, the hearing was much more in depth than the average finalization. Michael and I actually got to take the witness stand! Boy howdy, the kids thought that was just about the coolest thing ever. That poor court reporter - having to keep up with me talking about my children and how committed I am to their needs and how I promise to love them forever and ever ... I'm sure she was cussing me under her breath.

We went out to eat afterward, because ... well, why wouldn't you? Gotta' celebrate and that should involve something yummy. Then we came home to a half empty house and a half full truck and our super sweet friends who have brought us food and helped us pack, brought an Adoption Day cake she had made for the kids. Seriously - how thoughtful was that? There was NO WAY I could have pulled off a cake today.

Speaking of, I'm washing down a piece right now with a Diet Dr. Pepper. Mmmmmm. Adoption Day.



I wanted to write so much more, and share our whole story about how we were all brought together just over a year ago (and the connections that began years before that, unbeknownst to any of us). I will do that at a later time. It's a great story, but I am completely exhausted and it's my turn in the shower.

18 comments:

Babs said...

Such a beautiful family!
Congratulations :)

Leann said...

TOTALLY AWESOME!!! I love the pics and the kids are so happy looking... God is great and those kids are so privileged to be in your home girl!!!!! <3

Mrs. Roma said...

How exciting! Congrats!

angie said...

I'm so happy for you guys!! Whoo-hoo! Congrats!

B said...

OH HAPPY HAPPY DAY.

I'm all beaming and proud for you. :)

And that court reporter was blessing you - they get paid per word ;)

Britt

Kerrie said...

Congratulations! And congrats to me, too, because my recently-finalized radling the younger just looked at your courtroom picture and said, "Oh. That's not OUR famiy." And walked away. Yay for family pride!

MaMeex5 said...

Congratulations. We finalized our adoption on our youngest on Wednesday as well. I am always inspired to read your posts. I wish I could think like you do when my kids act out. You are amazing.

Cammie said...

Happy Adoption Day!

Emily said...

That's exciting news. Congratulations!

And I think it's kaput. Spell check seems to like it.

Diana said...

Congrats to one of the most awesome moms around! Good luck with the move, too.

Brenda said...

Congratulations on being foreverMoers!!

Hannah_Rae said...

YAY! What an awesome surprise! I can't wait to join the club.

Blessings!!!

Hannah

Lisa said...

Yay! Yay! Yay!!!!!

Fan tab u lous news!!!!!

Kristen said...

Very good news! How neat that you got to take the stand. I bet that was cool for the kids to hear - even if they didn't act like it. :) I'm looking forward to hearing the whole story.

CandiceM said...

yay!!! That's great!! Congratulations!!!!!

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

Hooray! Congratulations.

And for your own educational edification, the correct spelling is kaput from the German kaputt.

T & T Livesay said...

YAY YAY YAY!!!!! This is great. Now that person who shall remain nameless can go away forever!!!!!

Mama Drama Times Two said...

Congratulations to your family!!!!