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 little girl. Because this was the day that it all became official, that soft and sweet and happy Marin would be theirs. For real. For always. And someday, when she’s a little older, they’ll tell her all about it. How the lazy snowflakes fell, drifting in silent sweeps. How everyone smiled and remembered. How the day brought a continuation of family. Marin will know about the day her adoption became official in the eyes of the court, how there were family photos, how their joy brimmed over into thankful hearts. Most of all she’ll know that even though the documents marked a specific date as official, it happened months before, on the day of her birth. The moment her Mom and Dad held her in their arms, Marin had their hearts. For always. She was theirs. Long before this day. Officially.


J, M, J & M- ‘So happy for all 4 of you. May you have many years of happiness ahead!

February 15, 2013 - 9:33 am

Kathy - Absolutely beautiful!!!! you have once again captured the best moments in their lives and ours!!! and your comments are so touching to the heart! We are all a truly blessed family!
thanks Betsy!!

February 15, 2013 - 9:43 am

Alison - Beautifully written, Bets! Love this family of four!

February 15, 2013 - 10:41 am

Melisa - Love it love it love it….. Loved how you used same phrases from jax and incorporated my Precious Mar Bear

February 15, 2013 - 11:44 am

Jonathan - Thank you Betsy!! You made my day today. Now I can keep looking at these pictures while I’m here in Texas.

February 16, 2013 - 9:44 pm

Donna - Marin is just darling! Congratulations and God’s blessings to your whole family.

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