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Something Wonderful: The Adoption


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“A dear family I know has been fighting for as long as I can remember to adopt 3 of their foster children that attend our school. It’s been hard to watch them fight this emotional battle. My love has grown for this family and I have learned so much from them as they have tried to remain positive despite many set backs. Today my phone rang at my desk and it was my friend Jen telling me things FINALLY had come to an end and the courts were going to let them ADOPT the children!! She asked me if I would be sure to tell her sweet girl when she came to my desk for her daily visit. She knew she would want to know right away because she had been so worried. I don’t think even I could understand myself what that moment would feel like. Our security cameras caught the moment perfectly. I cry as I type this. In 12 years at this job, this is by far my best moment ever!! To tell a little girl that she gets her family forever takes the cake. I can’t even describe that hug…and thank heavens her mom doesn’t mind that I kissed her a million times, and a million more after the film cuts off. A moment needed after waking up to another morning of devastating news on t.v….but a sweet reminder today that life can be and still is beautiful in spite of it all.” ♥️#americanheritageofsouthjordan

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  • Donna October 12, 2017, 12:35 PM

    God Bless this wonderful family for not giving up on these children.

  • Casey Klahn October 12, 2017, 1:44 PM

    That’s what it’s all about.

  • Howard Nelson October 12, 2017, 3:21 PM

    ‘Ah! Sweet mystery of life
    At last I’ve found thee
    Ah! I know at last the secret of it all;
    All the longing, seeking, striving, waiting, yearning

    The burning hopes, the idle tears that fall!
    For ’tis love, and love alone, the world is seeking,
    And ’tis love, and love alone, that can repay!
    ‘Tis the answer, ’tis the end and all of living

    For it is love alone that rules for aye!

    Best wishes from Rida Johnson Young, Victor Herbert, Nelson Eddy, and Jeanette MacDonald

  • Snakepit Kansas October 13, 2017, 3:31 PM

    On your worst day, never forget your blessings.