Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Day You Became Ours Forever

Little Jake,

As I sit here typing, you lay sleeping and growing bigger by the minute. From the very second I found out I was going to be your mommy I have loved you. In fact, I don't have the words to adequately describe this feeling inside I have for you.

When I got to hold you for the first time, I felt disbelief that you were really here. I also felt love growing for the precious woman who carried you for 9 months. She and I will always look upon you with a special kind of love. Your newborn face was so alert and beautiful.
I contemplate your special story of how you came to our family, and all I can say is Wow. God knew what he was doing all along. Your laughter is contagious, your smile infectious, and your looks are flirtatious. You are the "favorite" in the nursery at church. I can't believe how fast you are growing up!
God ordained and orchestrated your life from the beginning of time. I know that is a lot to wrap your brain around, but it is so very true. You are our little miracle!

Even though we brought you home in July, and you have been "ours" to love and care for over the last 5 months, yesterday our little family stood before a judge in a courtroom and you legally became our son.

Proud Daddy
 We celebrated the big day with a party last night. The party was Superman themed since he was adopted too! So many friends and family came to rejoice in your joining our family. We reflected on our journey that led us to you and shared love and laughter with all who came.

On our two back doors, I asked guests to please write their responses to my questions below:
Some of the responses were:
~I love his smile and laugh.
~I love his tiny perfectly healthy body.
~I love his large vocabulary (haha!).
~I love the way he completes the Gordon family.
~The list is too long of all the ways God's hand was in this adoption.
~The timing of how Haley found the Gordons.
~The healing of his mass in his lung.
~The way Jake completes their years of perseverance.

Our dear, precious son...our hearts are forever changed by your presence and love. 2012 has been an amazing year. On mommy's birthday we brought you home, and by Christmas you were ours forever. God is so good all the time.
As you grow up, please know that you are loved by tons and tons of people who have prayed for you and will continue to do so.....
Our Little Man


PS...this video link is a tribute to Haley. It would mean the world to me if you really watched it!



  1. Such a beautiful tribute to your family and Jake's birth mother. You really are a special woman who totally deserves all this wonderful happiness

  2. So thrilled. He is a big blessing in a tiny package!

  3. Congrats on finalization!!! That is wonderful! So excited for you! (And I LOVE that Bravelove video!) :)

  4. What a perfect day for you and Jake and your family! Congratulations!! I cannot believe it has been almost 5 months! Jake is just precious and I love the heart of Christ and family and truth you share. Thrilled for you and Anthony and Stayton and Jake!

  5. Ahhh! Love everything. I might go insane if I don't hear that little guy laugh with my own ears pretty soon! Love love