I was in court today.
For an INCREDIBLE reason.
No no, I wasn't contesting a traffic ticket (never even been pulled over - holla!)
It was for a much more beautiful reason.
Remember my awesome sister Rebecca? Yaknow, the one who had a precious baby girl only three weeks before her newly adopted 6 month old son was brought home from Ethiopia by her husband Dusty?
( psst! You want to see some grown folk cry the Boo Mama coined "ugly cry"? Force them to witness a newly adopted child be brought home and placed into his exuberant and loving new Mamas' arms. Yep, ugly cry. But a GOOD ugly cry.)
Today, I witnessed my Father in court (haven't seen that since I was probably ten), who represented my Sister and Brother in law, as they finalized/re-adopted their sweet baby boy...my nephew!
It was an awesome day.
Except when Bubbalu bonked the JUDGE on the nose with the balloon airplane toy he was given right before entering the courtroom.
This Mother? Mortified.
The Judge was cool about it. After all, he's worked with my Dad for many years and has a heart for children. He was wiping away tears with the rest of us.
(Besides, I don't think you can hold a 2 year old in contempt of court.)
Welcome to the family Isaiah! We love you and are honored to be your family.
(psst! And your Auntie Amanda ALWAYS has cookies for you. ALWAYS!)