We've adopted twice before, so we have had two previous finalizations/adoption days, but for some reason this one was feeling so much more "BIG!" I was thinking/praying about it and the words "the fight" were brought to my mind. If you have ever adopted before you know the spiritual warfare that goes along with that. However, with foster care it's not the same. The roller coaster of emotional ups and downs, fighting with all that you have to keep this child in a safe and healthy environment just does something else additional to you.
Our other adoptions were both 4-6 months from start to finish. Today marks 2 yrs 3 mos and 15 days of the fight for our son! With our other children we *knew* they were ours...there was no one else fighting for them. With Moosie there was constant struggle. God had the victory from the beginning, but that didn't mean the battle didn't have to happen!
Today we CELEBRATE the victory that God has given Moosie and our family and we REJOICE that at 3:30 this afternoon he will be our son FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!