Today was one of the best days of my life!

Today was absolutely, unequivocably one of the best days of my life. Today was probably the 4th best day of my life.

#1-Being born again (Oct. 31, 1982).
#2-Our first kiss (at the altar) in two years (June 6, 1997).
#3-Hearing Kari's first cry as she was born (July 23, 2008).
#4-Finding out she will forever be our little girl (12 noon today).

That's right. Today we learned that Kari will be our little girl. Her birthfather did not appear at his scheduled court date, and therefore his parental rights were officially terminated. This was the last major barrier that could've prevented her from being our baby girl, and God took care of it for us. At 3 p.m. today, our amazing birthmother sacrificially surrendered her parental rights as well. This amazing act of love, which staggers me still to this very second, allows us to adopt Kari outright.

Psalm 52:9 says: "I will praise you forever for what you have done; in your name I will hope for your name is good." This verse has become especially dear to us over the past few months, and today it became more real than we could ever imagine. God is so good!


Kathryn said...

Oh, Kyle and Missy...I just weep when I read these words. God is SO good (we learned at church Sunday that the Hebrew translation of "good" is "essence of excellence")!!!

Lauren said...

I know I've said it already but congratulations!

Do you mean first kiss as man and wife?

Kyle P. said...

Kathryn - I love that definition of "good." He (God) certainly fits the bill! I'll also tell you what's good - friends like YOU! Your "contributions" were well "received" by our little angel. Thanks so much!

Lauren - yep, first kiss as man & wife, but we didn't kiss at all for two years prior to that kiss. Just our way of trying our best to remain pure. It was hard, but worth it!

The Beckley's said...

Congratulations! What a huge praise God in soooo many ways! We're so happy for the two of you. God is good!