I just wanted to pop in on this REALLY Good Friday to let you know that Elias’ adoption was FINALIZED yesterday! We went to the courthouse and 15 minutes later he is legally, officially our SON!
The judge asked me a bunch of questions, basically “do you know you can’t change your mind, this is permanent, do you feel this is the best interest of the child, blah blah blah” for about 5 minutes. Then she says to Aaron, “do you agree with what she just said?” HA! Aaron got off easy. Then at the very end, she announced that he will now be known as Elias instead of his birth name! (We kept his birth name for his middle name). And BOOM, done. (Except we still had to write out $100 more worth of checks. Boo. But THEN we were done.) No more paperwork or check writing for us!
As a side note – does anyone know how to take pictures of kids so there isn’t a glare in their glasses? I am almost thinking about taking Matea’s glasses in to get that anti-glare coating put on them. I feel sad that there is a glare.
In somewhat related news – today is Good Friday. The day that Jesus died on the cross. Good because he was the final sacrifice. Good because we can now have a right relationship with God with a single breath. Good, because he allows us to be adopted as his children. How fitting that as we celebrate Elias’ adoption this week we get to think about the sacrifice of Jesus to allow us to have a Father up in Heaven. Thank you, Jesus. How thankful I am to be able to call you Father. And to know that you will never leave me. How I look forward to the joy that will come Easter morning!