Thursday, August 2, 2012

{Officially and Forever Ours}

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Today we went to court and finalized the adoption of Jayden -- an amazing day that we will forever remember.  Adoption is so amazing.  We really didn't need a judge to tell us that he was forever ours, but hearing him declare Jayden our own, as if born unto us, pretty much takes my breath away.

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The same judge that finalized Angela's adoption also was able to finalize Jayden's.  It was so very beautiful to sit in that courtroom thinking back to last year.  Wow -- our family has grown and changed in amazing ways.  

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Adam and I are daily amazed that God would choose us for this -- to have this opportunity to be mommie and daddy to these four beautiful children, all so very unique and all sent to earth with such deep purpose.  

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With the legal finalization of Jayden's adoption comes the wonderful gift of being able to share him with you -- without having to cover his handsome little face.  Isn't he amazing?  Jayden is such a beautiful little boy with amazing facial expressions.  Jayden often has difficulty expressing his emotions thought facial expressions due to his brain injury -- but when he does he goes big -- real big.  In fact Jayden not only smiles with his mouth but totally smiles with his hands and feet as well.

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Thank you to all of you for supporting us on the new chapter of our families story.  We feel your love and support, and that makes this journey all the more fun!



24 comments:

dannette said...

Beautiful child - just like your other kids!

Heather (Live.Love.Laugh.) said...

Congrats!!! He's such a doll!

Kyla said...

Congratulations!! Such a handsome dude!

Carolyn said...

Wonderful pictures! Now officially a family of 6! Always praying for you and your family. God bless you all.

Laura said...

Congratulations he is just stunning! So very happy for the Owen family :)

Greg Thomas said...

Nothing like the smile of a happy child. Congratulations to all and best wishes.

Michele said...

Congratulations! So thrilled for you all!

katie said...

Congrats guys!

spherescamp said...

He's so handsome! Congratulations on making that cutie pie officially yours!

mmillwee said...

He is so handsome! Congratulations!! What a wonderful day!

Mo said...

Honestly, I couldn't stop staring at his amazing face... and those eyes. Really. Stunning what a face can say without the need for words at all. Congrats to all of you.

OHN said...

YAY JAYDEN!! What a handsome guy he is! Congratulations to all of you :-)

Chris said...

YAY JAYDEN! What a handsome little guy he is!! Congratulations to all of you :-)

Shelly said...

Congrats! He is way more handsome than I tried imagining through the blobs you put over his face!

CharityK said...

He is beautiful! Congrats!!!!!

Lindsay said...

Breathtakingly beautiful, congratulations! Your journey inspires me as I think about becoming a mother.

Trish said...

congratulations!!!! he is so beautiful!

Andrew & Laura said...

We have been waiting so impatiently to Karen's handsome face!! What a thrill! We are so, so, so happy for you all! Congratulations on another sweet forever baby!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!
So ALL the Owens have blue eyes :)

Heidi said...

Simply Amazing and Beautiful! Great to finally see what we were missing :) what a blessing.

BumbersBumblings said...

Sooo precious!! Congrats and big ((hugs))!

Sophie said...

precious. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! He is such a precious cutie and deserves a good family like yours. May all of you be blessed!

Anonymous said...

So awesome!