|Our two newest blessings! We love them so much already!|
Monday, November 19, 2012
There Are Two New Rowes Today!
I am thrilled to announce that the Rowe family has now officially grown by two!!
Today at 11am our time the court proceedings began in an effort to make Vanya and Luda officially and legally our children. What a nerve wracking experience let me tell ya!
But it was all worthwhile to be able to hear these two sweet children stand before the judge and witnesses and tell them how they loved us and wanted to come home to be part of our family.
"I have never had a family," said Vanya. "I want them to be my family."
"I love them very much," declared Luda.
Oh it made my heart melt and my eyes began to well with tears despite me trying to hold them back.
It was too much. To see these two teenagers standing there telling this stern judge that they LOVED us and that they WANTED us as their mama and papa was just too much. It really overwhelmed me.
They have gone so long without anyone to truly love them. They can't wait to see what it feels like to live in a HOME, with siblings and parents and love.
I can't wait to show them.
We thank God today for giving us the blessing and the privilege of being their parents!
So now that court is officially over, I can introduce you to our children and announce their new names, decided upon by them. So here are......
Bronwyn Ludmila Rowe
Leo Ivan Rowe