Saturday, February 21, 2015

HE IS OURS!

It's official!!! I introduce you to our ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OFFICIAL ALWAYS AND FOREVER SON, Gideon Isaac Williams.


We are overjoyed to say that Gideon's adoption is finalized after almost two and a half years (889 days to be exact) of waiting. We are so happy that the papers finally say what we've known in our hearts all along - Gideon is our son.

There is so much to say and so much story to tell, but for now I will leave you with these (and there are plenty more to come!) -








Gideon - newborn


Gideon - 2 months



Gideon - 9 months


Gideon - 15 months


Gideon - last week (2 1/2 years)! :) 

And as always, thank you to my sweet friend, Jenn, of Jenn Lewis Photography, for documenting so many beautiful moments in our lives (except for that last one... I took that one with my cell phone... while Gideon tried on my boots...).

WOOHOO!!! Thatisall.

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a beautiful family you have.

Toni :O) said...

Oh Patrice!!! This update warmed my heart so much! First I loved the update and then to get the best news ever!! Hooray!!! Congratulations and so many blessings wished upon your gorgeous family of four. Gideon is just so handsome and I adore the smile on his face when he's thrown in the air and in his two month photo! So wonderful to see Jonah looking so great. God is most certainly good! xoxo

brooke said...

Love y'all with.my.whole. heart.

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Erin said...

I am a long time follower... My heart is so happy for you and your family! God bless!

Erin said...

I am a long time follower... My heart is so happy for you and your family! God bless!

Melissa Frye said...

So happy for you! He is beautiful and such a blessing!! Congratulations!

~S said...

Wonderful!! Congratulations to you and I'm glad the wait to make it official is over. It's great to finally see his smiling face.

Cathy Albertson said...

AWESOME does not begin to describe this!

Heidi D said...

Congratulations. I have followed your blog for a few years & I'm thrilled to read this update. That newborn photo is absolutely gorgeous 😊

Shelly Turpin said...

So grateful!! Been watching and praying for so long! Happy that this day has finally come!

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord. You don't know how many mornings I awake, looking for this wonderful news.

Anonymous said...

Haven't commented Ina very many years (!?) but so happy to see these lovely pictures celebrating this moment. It filled my heart with joy and my eyes with tears!

Mary Kinsley said...

OMG - best news EVER!! I know adoption is hard (been there, done that), takes forever, and, until it's finalized, you just always have that fear that something could fall through. Not any more - it's a DONE DEAL! WOO HOOO!!! So very happy for you, and thrilled to see all of your happy beautiful faces and find out his cool name!

Karyn said...

Patricia, I'm so happy for your family. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Woohooo!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Paige said...

So very happy for you and your family! He's perfect and is right where he belongs. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

An answer to prayer to be sure. Your family is beautiful!

The Chairman's Wife said...

Followed your blog for years now. As a mother to two adopted and one bio children I can say the love for your children no matter how they
come to be is exactly the same. Congrats!

Erin said...

I am so happy for you and your family!!!! He is a doll!

Jannette said...

O HAPPY DAY!!!! I'm SO happy for all of you! I've been checking here regularly, hoping that there'd be an update - and to finally see this wonderful news.... GOD IS GOOD!!!
Jannette

Notsopc said...

OH YEAH!!!!!! Prayers do come true.. So very happy for all of you... Can't wait to see more pictures.. And he is a beautiful child...

Lauren said...

YES!!!! I have been waiting for this post a long time! HE IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! So so so happy for your family! BEautiful photos!!!

Rebekah said...

Praise God! I know how much pain and joy is between the lines. Our sweet girl has been with us a year and we likely have another year ahead. We're celebrating with you from Michigan!!

Anonymous said...

What JOY!!!!!!!!
Oh he is so beautiful. You all look so happy. Gideon...so perfect.

Congratulations a million times over!!!

Kathryn said...

I've been waiting for this update. I am so happy for y'all! He's a handsome boy! I can't wait to see more photos and hear stories.

Galen said...

What an absolute doll! Those dimples! So happy for you. A good and perfect gift from the Father of Lights.

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog forever it seems. God bless all of you and congratulations . This just made my heart cry with happiness!

Liat Shyken said...

CONGRATULATIONS. This is wonderful, fantastic, fabulous news. So excited for you!!!

Tamara said...

CONGRATULATIONS! What wonderful news. SO happy for you! ~Tamara from New Haven, CT

Charisa said...

So happy to finally hear this! Congrats!!!

Anonymous said...

I've been waiting anxiously for you to be able to post his beautiful face. So glad he's finally yours. I'm sure the long work and wait were well worth the blessings you guys are to each other.

LeeAnn said...

Yay for your 100% official always and forever son, Gideon! He is precious and so loved by his big brother. What a joy!

Krista (Playdate Crashers) said...

Congratulations!!! I'm a long-time follower (friend of Jen & Shawn M.) and hadn't checked for awhile. I'm so glad I did!!

What a GORGEOUS family!! I'm so so happy for you!!

Bren said...

I check your site often, to see if baby boy has become your forever son. I was so excited when I checked it today! God bless you all. Jonah looks like a great big brother.

Chrissy Dolezal said...

This makes me so happy! I don't even know you and I'm just so happy for you. When I saw that you updated your blog my very first thought was, "I hope she's writing to say G is their's now." (I've said that every time I've clicked on your blog for the last year). And my boys are still praying and loving on Jonah. Every time my 13 yr old son prays, he prays for Jonah. I don't think he has missed his name in years.

Working Mom said...

So so happy for y'all!

Penny said...

He is beautiful! Those dimples!!! I love all of the pics, especially the ine with his head on your shoulder. Congratulations! ❤️

Anonymous said...

congratulations! such a beautiful little boy - he's so lucky to have found his way into your family

Country Roads said...

Another long time follower here. Glad that you can finally call him officially yours and I'm positive that Gideon was destined to be "yours" from the get-go. God is good and foremost, Gideon is a child of God. Blessings to your sweet family!

Amanda Gibson said...

Wonderful news! So happy for you :-)

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Couldn't be more thrilled for Giddy to officially be part of the family -- although he's been "official" in our hearts the whole time! :-)

Anonymous said...

As an adoptive mom who's son's adoption was finalized the day before his first birthday, I applaud your sanity in waiting 2 1/2 years to feel that relief! Like you, I knew he was ours but my it's sure good to have that judge say congratulations! Beautiful boy & congrats!

Katie said...

I'm a long time blog reader from Iowa. I'm OVERJOYED to read this blog and as all your fans/readers have been longing for the day to see little G's face and what a handsome one it is. Congrats to you all and your forever family. God is good indeed.

Dena said...

So very happy for you! God bless your adorable family!

lacykells said...

Have been following your blog since Jonah was born (a mutual friend linked it in her facebook the day you went in to the hospital on his birthday). Like others I've been checking back to hear this news!! Congratulations!! A beautiful family!

Stacey said...

I hadn't checked your blog in a while and was so happy when I checked tonight and saw your sons beautiful faces - both of them! What a blessing! I'm so happy for your family!

Anonymous said...

I always have checked back on your blog from time to time for updates. Congratulations on your new son! He is adorable! Looks like him and Jonah are going to be the best of friends. I look forward in reading about your family of 4's adventures.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is beautiful and he is yours!!!! So very happy for all of you.

Michelle Bogart said...

Alright!!! I have been waiting for this day for 2 1/2 years too. LOL He's a doll and I am thrilled for all three of you.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord!! So glad you shared the news with us!!

Ani said...

Such happy news!!!! Congratulations!!!!

good+growing said...

Congratulations! Such a beautiful family. <3 <3

Annalien said...

I am very late in commenting on this post, but I just wanted to say that I am so very glad for you! You are a beautiful family and such an inspiration!