Friday, March 1, 2013

Y'all, we're famous.


I did not expect this response to our first year.  We knew we were loved, but we certainly didn't know we were so loved by so many.  Thank you, all of you, who have been sharing our story!  I posted the link on Facebook, and so many of you have shared it and reshared.

And then we heard that our story is being shared with the Governor as part of a petition to make May Foster Care month.  We feel like celebrities!  Thank you ALL for celebrating with us and making us feel special.  But what really excites us is that people are talking and dreaming about foster care and adoption.  My friend and colleague Ray shared our story on his blog.  He notes in there that there is something happening at our high school.  SIX TEACHERS are fostering or adopting.  For each one of us it looks completely different.  But each story is such a picture of our adoption by our heavenly Father.  It is so beautiful.  I feel humbled and blessed and honored to be a part of it all. 

And here's the best part.

After just celebrating our first year together, two weeks ago we had news that our adoption is final!

It's official! 

And so, I'd like to introduce you to our son.  Our real son.

Calvin Patrick Herndon
151 pounds
67 inches
Born: 1/20/96
Adopted: 2/12/13