It's hard to believe that one year ago today, we sat in front of a judge and promised that we would care for our daughter forever. That act, those words, seemed so simple. We'd already cared for her for months. To us, she was already ours. But it was different when we made it official. It made it seem that much more real.
I don't "celebrate" this day. Celebrating isn't the right act. Instead, I use this day to reflect. I reflect on our time together. I reflect on K's birth mother and her entire first family. And I wonder what the future will bring for all of us.
If you've adopted, do you do anything special to honor the day you "officially" became a family? Why or why not?