Thursday, September 12, 2013

Gotcha Day 2013

If you've never been to Family Court, I'll let you in on a secret:  it's not generally a happy place.  It's where parents go to part ways forever.  It's where decisions are made (arguably) "in the best interest of the child."  It's where parent's rights are forever terminated.  It represents mostly broken families.

On July 15, 2013, our family entered Family Court.  We, however, going against the grain, made it a happy place for just a few minutes.  We showed the judges, lawyers and caseworkers who spend day after day in Family Court that what they do matters -- that sometimes family works.  We gave them a happy ending to the many stories that they endure day after day.

Lots and lots of friends and family came to help us celebrate a life changing banging of the gavel.

We busted the seams of Courtroom #2!  
Seriously, the judge didn't know what she was getting when she invited us in!

It's official!  
Welcome to forever!

So very thankful for these and dozens of others who have walked this journey with us over the past five years!!

We celebrated at Tommy's with scrambled eggs and bacon!!

Soon, I'll post pictures of our Gotcha Party -- 
that was where the real celebrating was!!

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