Building & Strenghting the family... one day at a time!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Ashton got better and we made the trip!

I wanted to post this and let everyone know how special Ashton has been to my family.

For those of you who have been checking in on us for a while, you know that I struggled for 19 years to quit smoking. It wasn't until Ashton came along that I felt that I had to quit so that I didn't cause him more problems than he already has with his heart defects. So I quit when he was born. He is now 15 months old and I was finally ordained an Elder. I am going with my wife to interview for a temple recommend tonight and plan to get sealed in the Idaho Falls temple within the next couple of weeks when all of our family will be here. Shanna and I were both married before and she had 2 children before we met. Being able to be sealed to them has been a concern to me for a long time. This weekend, while out in Vernal to be at my nieces baptism, we were able to visit with my daughters biological father and after a total of about 4 1/2 hours and a lot of hesitation, he signed an authorization for us to be sealed to her. I have not been able to adopt her, but what a relief to know that she will be ours forever once we are sealed. We are anxious to meet with our one son's dad and go through the same process, but it is a relief to have one down.

What a blessing this little boy is in our lives!