Well today a very special thing happened in our family. We got up early, (earlier than we would have had to being it was the first day of school) and went to town. We met our lawyer and then headed to the courthouse.
With the strike of Judge Wilson's pen......Anika Hope got the use of her name legally!
This might not seem like a big deal to some, but it is, a big deal to us.
She is not our child by blood and we have only had her in out home for a little over a year, but she wants to be "ours" so bad and this is a step in the right direction.
I wish I could go into greater detail, but you know some matters have to be private for such BIG reasons. To put them on a public blog for the whole world to see would only be displaying a part of her life .....I don't want to do that.
So, she got to walk into that high school today, with legal papers in her hand proclaiming...
"I am Anika Hope" She was so proud and hubby and I by her side were kinda proud too!
We have been "mom" and "dad" for a long time and she has been our daughter......but today was extra special because she signed into school like our "new born" with a name we gave her and she was excited to get.
|Happy new Birthday to you!|