decisions, no more anxiousness about their future, no more, no more! God has been good, faithful and gracious to us in so many ways. We are thrilled to have ended one stage of the journey and to be standing at the beginning of the next phase.
Here are some beautiful snaps by Journeyings Photography (highly recommend!) of our recent celebration.
These special people are all adoptive families who we have met along our foster-to-adopt journey. They are such a source of encouragement!
We rented a shelter in North Park which was a perfect space! (FYI, their shelters are waaayyyy cheaper than city shelters!) Most of the shelters have playgrounds close to them and there are plenty of shade trees and areas for kids to roam and play.
Six of my family members (including my sweet sister here) flew in to surprise us. We were so excited to see them!
We had a framed picture of the kids for all our guests to sign.
And then entered.....AL MAZING! I was so grateful when Al cleared time in his schedule to be at our event. Al Mazing has long been my favorite Pittsburgh kids entertainer and his magic show at our party was simply awesome. Kids absolutely love him and he manages to get quite a few laughs from the adults as well. If you are looking for someone to capture kid's attention, book Al for your next event!
He had belly laughs coming from my son at the imaginary coins clinking in the bucket.
We can't begin to thank all the people who have supported us during this two year process. Without a doubt, it takes a village and God has gifted us with a beautiful village.