This is the story I love to tell. It’s the story of one little girl who found her forever home. Of a family of three complete. Where love abided.
And then the call that her sister was on the way.
To recap, Kate and I met when I returned home to Wisconsin from college and she’s been my closest friend ever since. Years ago, my husband lured me away from Wisconsin to Texas. Never did I ever imagine how many times Kate and her husband Jon would come to visit since we’ve been here. In just the last two years alone, my friends have made their way to Texas now four times. Twice to first hold their little girls and twice to finalize their adoptions. And we’ve been honored to be a part of these milestones in their family.
The most recent milestone was Grace’s adoption finalization. One thing that can be said about second adoptions- there is even more laughter. Parents aren’t as nervous since they know the routine. And sometimes, the same judge will officiate, making things even more personal. At Grace’s adoption, she had grandparents on both sides fly in, along with a small group of friends. It was a day of pure joy for everyone!
One amazing little note… you may remember that Elena, their eldest, was born and placed in their arms on my adoption day March 26th. As some of you know we are expecting our second baby this summer- on Grace’s first birthdayQuite incredible.
To read more stories of Kate, Jon, Elena and Grace, please visit: http://blog.purpletreestudios.com/2014/08/god-brings-grace-a-second-miracle/