Thursday, September 23, 2010

Oh, HAPPY Day!!

Yesterday I made that comment more than ONCE!! It WAS a happy day with many to follow as we welcomed a precious little baby girl OFFICIALLY into our family! She was already firmly planted in our hearts!

My daughter, Amber, is an editor (newly named editor in chief of DALLAS Brides!) and she made an awesome post on HER blog almost immediately! SHE is the one who inspired ME to begin a blog in the first place and now SUMMER has also joined the blogging world! I asked Amber if she would guest blog for this post and she graciously agreed! THANKS, Amber!!

Without further ado, here's her take on the big day:

For the past (and first) three months of little Rayne's life, my sister and her partner Sabrina have been working their hardest to obtain full legal rights and officially adopt the teeny cutie.

Me and Rayne.
Her birth parents, who are related to Sabrina, were unwilling and unable to care for the child. But today, the story had a wonderfully happy "ending."

Sabrina, Rayne and Summer at the courthouse.

The adoption is official. And Summer and Sabrina can now lay claim to beautiful Abigail.

It's a done deal! Gavel and all.
It's so heartwarming and incredibly powerful to see a little baby fighting the odds to survive and to finally receive the attention and loving care she so rightfully deserves. And I'm proud and honored that my sister is a part of that.

Me, Rayne and my sister.

Mom and Rayne.

This morning we arrived in full force at the Ft. Worth family court to witness the proceedings and then celebrate the moment when Rayne was pronounced with her new family. There were plenty of tears and lots of hugs, and Rayne managed to sleep through the most important part!
Sabrina's mom, Summer, our mom, Rayne and Sabrina post-court.
Rayne's burp cloth - bearing her nickname - and the pencil gavel from the judge.
  We are all so happy, relieved, and thrilled that the hardest and most unwanted part, the battle, is now over. To celebrate, we visited the Ol' South Original Pancake House for a hearty breakfast, some more cooing and aahing over Rayne and a couple gifts.

I mean, I just had to get some adorable new clothes for the baby girl! She looks so cute in everything.
My sister has also joined the blog world, which makes me proud, and you can read about their new and exciting "Life with Abigail Rayne" right here.

Here's to second chances, new life and oodles of love.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Congratulations to everyone! What a joyful occasion.

PS - I posted a pronunciation guide to 'dreich', so you can start practising. Tho I hope you don't get too many dreich days in Texas.