So very much I could say, but most of it is indescribable.
On May 6th, 2011 I met Jaclynn.
On May 9th, she came to live with me.
On October 10th, her parents rights were terminated. I knew that beyond all reason, and beyond all the strong beliefs I have that a child should have a mother AND a father - I knew that I was supposed to adopt her.
90 day waiting period passed.
Waited for the case to be transferred from foster to adoption unit at CPS.
Waited for adoption unit to get all their ducks in a row.
Today, April 20th,2012, I'm proud to announce that Jaclynn (Jax, Precious, JackJackJackerz) has legally become Michaela Poteet.
I cried through pretty much the whole event, no matter how hard I tried not to. I can't tell you what a joy and deep honor it is that God would allow me - ME - to be her mother. I don't feel nearly up to the task - and the very idea of it all, and how greatly I am simply not enough on my own I pray continues to drive me to my knees every day of our lives together.