Friday, October 12, 2007
Happy Adoption Day, Josiah
It's official...we are the parents of Josiah Timothy Ciccone and he really is Josiah Timothy Ciccone! The last step of our adoption process with Josiah is complete. We were joined today at the Muskegon Courthouse by our friends, Russ & Laurie Carlson, Alicia Vela, Misty Diller, Dave Nagel and Lynn Kamps. It was great to have the support of our friends as the Honorable Gregory Pittman, pronounced that Josiah is all ours - even on paper. Judge Pittman commended Tim and I for our part in adopting our boys and thanked us for being a positive light in his often disappointing courtroom. Tears came to my eyes, as he agreed with our adoption supervisor, Susanne Jordan, from Bethany Christian Services, that we are excellent parents for Josiah and definitely love and care for him the best we can. He also gave us his blessing and prayers as we raise our beautiful children. It really was a meaningful time for us.
All praise and glory goes to our Father in Heaven, Jesus Christ, who has orchestrated the birth and delivery of our children into our home. We cannot take any credit for the ease and simplicity that our children came into our home, only God alone, could have made such a plan come together! Our prayer now is that God will protect these boys and instill in them the plan He has for their lives. Peace and Blessings on this glorious day! - Maria (for all the Ciccones)