Well, technically not my immediate crew, but close enough.
Know how we have these best friends, Jeff and Danielle? The ones we go on vacation with and spend holidays with? The ones who were in the process of adopting Declan’s adorable “Little Brother,” Grayson?
Well, the courts allowed them to make it official-official on Friday, for National Adoption Day, with balloons and corsages, and a few tears from all of us after their tough road to this point.
Watching your best friends struggle with infertility is humbling. Watching them move through the adoption process is fascinating. Watching them bond with their new son is AMAZING.
Grayson is a beam of light. He is all smiles. He is happiness, pure and simple.
If you don’t believe me watch this video of Danielle teaching him to say my name, the first name he has managed to *ever* say, I might add. Woot! Candy and toys galore for Grayson from “Ahhmay!”
I mean, who can’t love that?
Bryan was adopted himself. I can already sense a special bond there with him and Grayson – but it really is there for all of us. We were waiting for Grayson. Declan was waiting for Grayson. While we absolutely love and adore our “real” families who live in other parts of the country, we are also making our own “real” family right here in Denver.
This Thanksgiving, we have A LOT to celebrate.
This morning we had a small baptism ceremony for Grayson.
Oh yeah, I totally cried. Again.
Full set of photos here.