We have some good news from Bethany. We have gotten the OK from the state to adopt and now we are just waiting for the date. It has been a long road for us and we are so happy to become a "forever family" with all of the children. One of the things that makes it extra special for me is that my sister chose me to be by her side when each child was born (the first by emergency c-section and the rest were planned c-sections) so now that she has died, I am the only person on Earth who was there when each child entered this world. I view that as a great privilege and it makes it just as special in my mind as my children that I gave birth to!
This is a picture of how little Isaac and Olivia were when they first came to live with us. She is about 22 months old and he is about 32 months old. They look so young here.
Here is the night when I first realized that our lives had changed forever. Katie had passed away on this day October 23, 2006. It was such a terrible day. At the end of the day I realized that I no longer just had one baby to put to sleep but two. It was very bittersweet. I was about 6 1/2 months pregnant with Logan in this picture as well. This was two days before Justin's 1st birthday and Savanna was 15 months old. I will never ever forget this day.