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December 28, 2009

Christmas Events with the Bond Family

It has been a whirlwind of events here at our home over the last week! Let me start with Michelle Faith Bond...
As many of you know, we became foster parents with the intent to adopt. We had certain things that we felt were important to our family that we would liked to had seen out of the child God had for us... With the 3rd phone call, we were told about Michelle. She was a ward of the state of TN and was waiting for a home would we be interested? After talking with them, we agreed to meet Michelle and when we did, we just knew she was ours. On June 16th, she was allowed to move in and our 6 month wait began. December 16th, our wait was over. We could officially adopt Michelle and on December 22nd, it was final! We decided because she was older, that we would keep Michelle as her first name but add Faith as her middle name. She had to have faith that we would do what would be in her best interest and we had to have faith that God would lead us in this young lady's life. So, Michelle Faith Bond is officially our daughter!

12th birthday... first birthday party

Adoption Day... Thanks to Judge Bart Stanley for fitting us in during the busy holiday season & court schedule.
This has been a long journey that is still not complete... Michelle has had 12 years of bad things and we have only had 6 months to show her good things. Please keep us in your prayers as God will have to lead us in raising this wonderful young lady.

We also had several other events going on like trying to make our gingerbread house. Ummm... it didn't work out so we ate it! LOL, the icing just wouldn't dry and the house kept falling in so here are some pictures of the kids trying to make the house!

At least it was FUN right? Not to mention TASTY with all that candy! YUMMY!!!!

We also had the church Christmas play... Kara and Michelle played the lead roles in this years event and we had so many wonderful little ones helping make this play SPECIAL! It was perfect! :) I hope everyone enjoyed the play as much as I did helping put it together. I laughed every time we practiced and had a wonderful time with the kids!

The rest of the week had been busy with lots of family events and visits from friends. I am happy to say that Christmas was wonderful even though we had a clogged septic tank that my poor hubby had to clean out. I will leave you with a few pictures taken before the kids got up Christmas morning and found the goodies under the tree....

I hope your Christmas was as BLESSED as mine was!


Brandie said...

That is just wonderful. Congratulations on your new daughter. Much love and luck to you:)!

Sha Wanamaker said...

Jennifer~ Congrats on the adoption. Havent talked to your husband lately so didnt know about this! Found your blog signing up for giveway:)