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Our Easter and Selah’s Adoption Day! April 9, 2010

Filed under: Adoption,Anderson,Family,Firsts,Friends,God,Holidays,Hubby,Madelyn,Mommy-ing,Seasons,Selah — adayinthelifeofaross @ 5:33 pm

Easter 2010:

We had a great Easter this year.  Maddie and AJ are finally at the age when they are really starting to understand the meaning of Easter.  Maddie especially was able to have some really sweet conversations with us in regards to Jesus life, death, and resurrection.  The past few years we used Noel Piper’s Easter ideas found in her book Treasuring God in Our Traditions. (Which is an excellent book!)  The Resurrection Tree and the re-enactment of the Easter story was a lot of fun with the kids this year…and they seemed to remember what a lot of the Easter symbols mean.  We also dyed Easter Eggs and each year gets less and less messy–whew!  I can imagine a day where there is no spilled dye.  🙂  The Easter Sunday meal was once again at our place and we enjoyed the company of our dear family.  God has been so good to us.

Selah’s Adoption Day:

Oh happy day! We had a most wonderful and meaningful day yesterday as we celebrated the finalization of our adoption of Selah!  This was a day long in coming for us but was worth every moment of waiting!  It was as though our girly knew exactly what the day was about–she was happy and laughing and clapping and smiling the ENTIRE day–even without a nap! I think our Selah loves being the center of attention 🙂  She was also very affectionate and loving towards all of her family and friends yesterday–randomly giving kisses and smiles to her honored guests!  We couldn’t have imagined a better day–God indeed exceeded every expectation.  Here are some pictures of our day.  I wish I would have remembered to take more pictures!  Thank you to everyone who prayed on our behalf, thought of us, encouraged us, and celebrated with us and with our sweet girly.  Hurray for Selah Marie Louisa Ross!

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5 Responses to “Our Easter and Selah’s Adoption Day!”

  1. Joanna Says:

    PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!
    I was praying for all of you and couldn’t wait to hear the update! God is so good. Selah, you have some of the most wonderful parents in the world and the Lord couldn’t have placed you with a more loving family!

    And, Maddie is starting to look a lot more like you Kelly!!! She is becoming a little lady… and are her ears pierced?
    And, AJ looks like a little man!!!! He looks more and more like a miniature Ben! It’s crazy.
    And Selah is absolutely gorgeous in those pictures… she has the most adorable smile!

    Love you all and miss you!

  2. Becca Says:

    so so thrilled that she is officially your little girl now!! what a gift! all three of your littles are so stinkin’ adorable! happy spring from MD! 🙂

  3. danielle Says:

    Congratulations Ben and Kelly!! How wonderful that Selah is officially yours. What a precious little girl she is. It looks like your Easter and her adoption day were so joyous for all of you.

  4. Julie Says:

    Kelly, I fully enjoyed looking at these pictures 🙂 How wonderful to have Selah confirmed by the courts as your own.. I love the pictures of the eggs too. Lots of celebrating!

  5. audrey Says:

    Hip, Hip, Hooray! What an exciting day! God is so faithful! Love you guys so much!


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