Our family has had huge news to share with our readers for about two weeks now, but I have been holding out so I could share photos of our special day.
Before Curtis and I married last year we talked about our life with Charli and how our parenting would continue once we did all become "a family." We had made the decision for Curtis to adopt her as his own, before our wedding was held. I knew that he was the love of my life, my best friend, and there was no other person in the world that I would trust her life with as a Father other than him - no matter what.
Even though this day took longer than we wanted and actually did not change anything other than a last name, it was day that was more special to my heart than anything else. I know in the years to come Charli will be more grateful than words can express to Curtis; just as I am with the love that my Daddy gives to me on a daily basis.
When I tried to explain the process of adoption to Charli, she was completely baffled by the entire process. I tried to using the words or "official" and "Daddy will now be your Daddy Daddy, and nothing can ever change that" while asking her if she remembered it being just her and I before Daddy and I married. Her reply, simply took my breath away "But Mommy, he already is my Daddy Daddy. I am excited that I get the same last name as everyone. But Daddy is my Daddy."
Melt my heart baby girl, because there are no truer words than that very statement.
I know in years to come, this will all make perfect sense to Charli Beth, but for now until it is time to explain how our family came to where we are now, I am just so proud that her initials are now CBH!