This was a day of celebration. Of knowing deep within that it was important and something to be saved in memory to tell their sweet boy. Because this was the day that it all became official, that soft and sweet and happy Jackson would be theirs. For real. For always. And someday, when he’s a little older, they’ll tell him about it. How the sun shone, and they smiled and remembered. How the day brought a continuation of family. Jackson will know about the day his adoption became official in the eyes of the court, how there were family photos, how his grandparents were invited to dinner with thankful hearts. Most of all he’ll know that even though the documents marked a specific date as official, it happened months before, on the day of his birth. The moment his Mom and Dad held him in their arms, Jackson had their hearts. He was theirs. Long before this day. Officially.


J, M, and J- ‘So happy for all 3 of you. The love you have for this little man is so heartwarming. He is such a bright and happy little boy– and just plain over-the-top cute! Thanks for having me over. Merry Christmas!


December 9, 2011 - 8:17 pm

Barbara - These are just wonderful, what a way to remember Jackson’s special day!
He’s just so perfect!

December 10, 2011 - 4:08 pm

donna - Jackson is darling! Congratulations to the proud parents and grandparents. Great pictures.

December 10, 2011 - 10:22 pm

Alison - What a beautiful family! Betsy – as always, you are amazing with your photos and your words.

December 12, 2011 - 4:24 pm

Terri - My eyes are leaking with such joy for you and Melissa! What a treasure you have to hold! Your love shines brightly with your little man! Contratulations to all!

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