A year ago today Amy's adoption was finalized. So many emotions are present during that day, excitement, anticipation, relief, dread. It's all there with you as you stand in that courtroom in front of the judge.
And then it's over. The next thing you know, you're in the middle of Build-A-Bear.
Then you're having lunch at Cracker Barrel.
All the while those emotions are keeping you on some kind of crazy roller coaster that won't let you off. It's strange and wonderful and terrible all at the same time.
I was so glad the process was over and she was ours forever. The relief of being done with the system is hard to get your head around on that day. Not so much with Amy's because it was our third go-around, but I definitely had to keep pinching myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming on Hannah's day.
Such a strange set of feelings. Such a strange, wonderful day.
Such strange kids.
It's not their fault. I'm pretty sure I've made them that way.
Happy Adoption Day, Amy! We love you and can't imagine a day without the extra-special you bring to our family.