The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Bride

After posting pics of only Pea, I realized that it really isn't her wedding and some of you might actually want to see the lovely couple! So, here are the ceremony highlights, as recorded by the same relative of the groom as in the previous post.
The giving of the bride. Melodie's father walked her down the aisle while a close family friend (also a missionary in Africa) officiated. Then, Melodie's dad continued with the rest of the service.Saying vows.Exchanging rings. Cool story--Melodie had a purity ring from her parents. She wanted to give it to Kevin as a gift and symbol of her purity that she was now giving to him. She knew he wouldn't want to wear it, so she had it melted down and recreated into his wedding band. Pretty great idea, huh?Sealed with a kiss!Sadie, Sadie, married lady (does anyone else get this reference?).

And, there you have it. In case you missed it. :)


Heart4Adoption said...

Thanks for posting this since we did miss it:) It must have been a very beautiful and God honoring wedding.

DeniseinSC said...

The purity ring melted down...given to him... so cool. The whole wedding was cool, I loved Mark's exhortation to the couple. (well,not just to the spoke and convicted me too!) Denise :)

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Round Two Timeline

  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued