These last few months have been a whirlwind.
There have been school conferences, standardized testing weeks, family days picking pumpkins, football games, decorating for Christmas, shopping trips, and even a couple lazy days where we ordered pizza and snuggled on the couch with a movie.
One day in particular included quite a nice party celebrating our family. :)
There have also been arguments, tears, late nights talking through meltdowns, tantrums thrown over bedtimes, crazy visits with therapists, and complicated extended family discussions.
But it all has led us to today.
Today we woke up crazy early, drove practically to Tennessee, and waited quietly in a courtroom for our name to be called.
Today a judge signed a piece of paper making us a forever family.
Today my children share our last name for the first time.
Days like today remind me of why hope and faith are so important. Because two years ago this day was just a daydream... almost an impossibility.