3 BIG DAYS: Adoption finalization, Sealing, and Brody's Blessing
On Monday, May 17, 2010 we had our court hearing, and our adoption became FINAL!!!
We took a photo op with the judge, our caseworker, and our attorney, to document the joyous event!
Our family came to the hearing to support us. My parents, Brent's mom, and sister, our nephew, and my sister, and brother-in-law were there. We have such an awesome, supportive family. Thanks for being there for the occasion.
Saturday, May 29, 2010 was the most special day of all. We were able to take Brody to the Twin Falls temple to have him SEALED to us. We are now a forever family. The day was amazing. Our hearts were so full of love, and it was a very emotional day. It was a day we had been dreaming of for a very long time. We felt pure joy, and happiness as we had our baby sealed to us for eternity, with our close
friends, and family there.
Thank you to our loving supportive family, once again. We're so happy you were there to experience this day with us.
Our eternal family.
The day was extremely cold, and windy so we really weren't able to get many pictures. I was disappointed, but I was glad we were at least able to get a few.
Brody was blessed Sunday, May 30, 2010, the day after the sealing. It was a special weekend, and a BIG one (also Memorial Day weekend, so the family was able to visit the cemetery while they were here to decorate the graves of Brent's mom, and his 2 brothers).
The white blanket we wrapped around Brody in the temple for his sealing, and also for the blessing was one my Grandma Stephens made. It was neat to have a part of her there with us. She made one for each grandchild, and wanted to make sure we all had one before she died. She was a very talented, special person, and we MISS her deeply.
Brent was super nervous to give Brody his blessing in sacrament meeting. He worried about it for weeks, and was so nauseated the day of. Despite all of that, he did GREAT. He gave the perfect blessing, and everyone wondered what he was so nervous for. He's an amazing dad. I love watching him with Brody. It makes me love him that much more.