On October 12, 2012 Evan John Grady officially, legally became part of the Grady family.
Today Evan John Grady and Miriam Grady you will be a family forever.
It was a VERY exciting day. It was on that day that Evan and I became a forever family.
|standing with the judge - making it official!|
|enjoying the moment|
We made it a whole year! It has been an incredible journey so far. Some day are easy, some days are hard. But I wouldn't change it for anything! I love my boy - who knows that he will be my baby forever, even when he's big and has his own family!
I love that he is growing in his love for the Lord; that he prays for others and has a sensitive heart; that he loves frogs, toads, lizards, and anything else that creeps or crawls or is gross; that he loves his family - all of his aunts and uncles and cousins; that he loves people; and that he loves learning. And my heart still melts when he wakes up in the morning and crawls into bed with me.
This year I mentioned celebrating his adoption day, and while I expected joy - instead I got tears. "But Momma, we already did that! Why do we have to do it again?" I tried to explain a little bit, but got the same response.
Instead, we celebrated our family - along with Mimi and Poppop. What a change in attitude!! He loved it. He got to chose the dinner - mac and cheese and hot dogs and a vegetable - and the dessert. He wanted chocolate and pumpkin. (I found an awesome recipe for chocolate, pumpkin cheesecake bars!) There were a few presents. But he also got to choose what we would do. We played Uno and Dominoes. He even sang a song he made up about family (or flamly - as he says it). It was a great evening! I'm already looking forward to next year!