Oh.... Baby Grant!

Monday, September 1, 2014

This post is quite a bit different than what I usually write about, but I have permission to share a few pictures from a special day that I got to be a part of.    This little boy is Grant.  

His Mommy and Daddy have waited many years for him to come into their lives.

Six months ago when they got the call that the perfect baby boy was waiting for them, it was a miracle that still brings tears to my eyes.  

Last week I had the privilege of flying to Texas to be with them during the finalization of his adoption. 

Giddy with excitement as the little family enters the Courthouse.  

Going over the final paperwork with the Lawyer.  He was such a kind man.

This is Grant's precious Grammy, who just happens to be one of my very dearest girlfriends!

After a bit of waiting in the hallway (where we had a lovely time visiting with other little families there for the same purpose) we got called in the Courtroom.  The Judge had the most precious smile on her face as we came in.  I would imagine this is the highlight of her week.

I love this picture.  I was actually crying behind the camera lens.  

I know this picture above is blurry but it has to be recorded as the moment the Judge and the Lawyer got tickled because Grant was working as hard as he could to get ahold of the microphone!  His little arms were just swinging!

It was actually over very quickly, but that certainly didn't minimize the impact of what had just occurred.  Grant now took on the same last name as his Mommy and Daddy.  

Leaving the Courthouse - the family is complete.  

Grant's new shoes from his Grammy.  Oh, they were so precious on him.

And he was so darling in his little outfit - all dressed up for one of the biggest days of his little life.

The happy family.  

It was such an amazing day that I was so privileged to be able to be a part of.   I will always cherish it, as I cherish the place of  honorary Auntie that I get to have in Grant's life.  I was there for five days and when I left today I left a piece of my heart in Texas! 

Little Grant has the most precious story of how he came to be the son of Dennis and Ashley and I'm only one of very many people that are overwhelmed with thankfulness for his birth mother and her love for him in wanting him to have the very best.  

Adoption is a beautiful miracle. 


  1. What a beautiful story. I was choked up throughout the whole post, but the floodgates opened when I saw the picture of those precious little shoes--go figure! Congratulations to the happy family!

  2. Love everything about this post!!! <3 Thanks for sharing!!

  3. That is so touching Dori, what a blessing!

  4. Aawwww his face! Can see the love in the pictures. So glad you were there to capture this special time for your friend's family Dori. Beautiful!

    1. P.s. And yes, this is a special post! A celebration of family! Kathleen in Az

  5. Adoption is so wonderful......beautiful story. We have adopted twice.
    And would adopt again if we could. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a blessing... Beautiful post... thanks for sharing....

  7. Continued blessings to the family. So glad you got to share in their special day.

  8. Thanks for sharing this oh so special day! The shoes got to me too.. Darling!

  9. such a sweet story.... you took lovely pictures... they will be a treasure forever!

  10. Congratulations to little Grant and to his happy mom and dad! What a wonderful thing it is, this making of families:>) I wish them all the very best!

  11. What sweet moments you have captured! Some friends of mine have been trying to adopt for several years. They had things all set up and then the birth mother changed her mind on the day of the birth.........a few weeks ago (at 5 months)..the mother decided to let them adopt. It has been pure JOY to watch them on facebook with their precious baby. Each life a miracle!

  12. With a heart for adoption myself, I relished every word of this post, felt my heart swell with happiness for the parents, and my eyes fill with tears once again, for the miracle of adoption. Loved this!

  13. Thanks for sharing that precious story. I wish them the very best!

  14. Ahhh! I just found your blog and I am so happy to meet you! I couldn't scroll past this one with out a comment! It just brings tears to your eyes. In such a wonderful, happy way! Thank you all for sharing this wonderful day!