Saturday, August 3, 2013

Finalization is in Sight!!!

Wow... time has totally flown by! Somehow, in less than a week, our sweet baby Brynlee will be 7 months old! This just doesn't seem possible! She is growing and changing every day and we love her more and more every single day!

We have some exciting news! First of all, tomorrow (Sunday, 8/4) will be our FINAL post-placement visit! Yay! Even more exciting... we found out this week that our finalization court date has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 21st!!! Hallelujah!!! This date is even sooner than we thought it would be, so we are thrilled! We can't wait to "officially" have Brynlee become a Bennett! She has ALWAYS been a Bennett in our hearts and minds, but we are excited to have the courts recognize this as well and make it official. We are also excited to be done with the adoption "process". It has been a journey that we will always look back on and cherish, but we are so thankful that it is almost over! We just want to continue living our lives, raising Brynlee in a Godly home, and furthering the relationship we have built with Bailey and her family who have become an extended part of our family. :-)

 Thank you SO much to each and every one of you who has walked this journey with us... prayed with us, cried with us, supported us through all the ups and downs, helped us with financial support, helped with our many fundraisers, and so much more. You guys are unbelievable and we will never be able to thank you enough!!! We pray that we can somehow, some day, repay you all the blessings you have bestowed upon us!

Most importantly, we give God all the glory and honor for carrying us through this adoption. We couldn't have done it without Him, and we know, without a shadow of a doubt, that this was His plan all along! Brynlee was meant to be our child! God allowed miracles to happen time and time again throughout our adoption journey, especially when it came to raising the funds we needed to complete this process. We are thrilled to say that He has blessed us immensely one more time and provided the final funding to pay off the attorney and guardian ad litem fees. He is SO good! Praise the Lord!