Thursday, March 02, 2006

I'm Legally "Mommy"

Yesterday March 1st, 2006 was a very important day in the life of our little family. And today, for the first time ever, I was able to write "SON" on a form and know that it's legally true. For now and forever, Little Man is mine and I'm so glad to have him.

Thanks to Wifey's Dad ("Papa"), step-Mom ("D-Ma") and Sister Kelly ("On-Tea") for enduring rush hour traffic to celebrate with us in the judge's chambers and for taking us to breakfast after all the papers were signed.

Thanks to the scads of older queer folk who advocated on behalf of families like mine to enable the "Adoption of Tammy" in 1993.

Thanks to the State of Massachusetts for recognizing my rights as a co-parent.

Thanks to the universe for connecting us with Judge S (a big dyke).

Thanks to Judge S for waiving the home study requirement.

Thanks to our wonderful attorneys who have been taking good care of Wifey's family for many many years.

... but most of all ...

Thanks to Wifey for having faith in my ability to parent a child even while I had little faith in myself.

Thanks to Little Man for being a beautiful, kind, gentle, loving, charismatic, intelligent, opinionated, curious, stubborn, affectionate, forgiving, emotional, happy kid. It's my pleasure to call myself your "Mommy." I love you more than you can possibly understand.

29 comments:

M. said...

Sob!!! (Pass the kleenex, please)

Kat said...

Happy Mothers Day!!

Beth S. said...

Congratulations! :-)

Danielle said...

Yay! After all the craziness of your life since I've known you (car troubles, wifey job/no job/job situation, zebra pants, etc...) you deserve good things! And a big old dyke judge to move the process along doesn't hurt either ....

Thorny said...

Oh!!! Congratulations!! Yay!

What wonderful news! I'm so happy for all three of you!

(And now, I'm off to go sniffle and snuffle for a half-hour. *snork!*)

Engineer Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you and your family!!!!!!

Local Egg said...

Happy Mother's Day, indeed!!!!

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CarryFairie said...

Yay, yay, yay!!! Congrats Mommy!!! What a super special day, thanks for sharing it with us!

:) :) :)

mamacate said...

Yay!

Happy day to you! Nothing that wasn't already 100% true, but it's nice when the court says so too. ;)

The Whole Self said...

we all love you! snifflesniffle. sorry we missed the event...of course my car is fixed today, a day too late. we'll have to celebrate next time we're all together.

xo!

Alison said...

Congratulations! :-D

andrea said...

congrats congrats!!

;)

Melissa said...

Congratulations! What a great day.

Suzanne (doublehelix) said...

A wonderfully touching post! Best wishes to all three of you for continued good fortune.

Alex said...

*sniffle*
Congratulations! That's so wonderful.

susan said...

Hurrah!! What great news.

Kat with a K said...

Yay! Congratulations!

julia fc said...

That's the nicest thing I've heard all day. Congrats to you all.

Stacy said...

Yay! Happy day! Best wishes to all of you.

Rhonda said...

I'm a little late in seeing & saying this but;
"Happy Mother's Day!"

Your family may celebrate Mother's Day twice a year now ... March 1 will forever be special and rightly so. Congrats!!
[little man's a lucky guy]

donab said...

Congratulations! I'm so very happy for you and your family.

Katie said...

Hooray! I'm so happy for you all.

Emily said...

I tried to post a comment the other night but it didn't go through. This post made my eyes well up! Congratulations to you and your family, I'm so happy for you!

Frayed Edge said...

I am so happy for you and your family. Little man should really be called "lucky man" for having a mommy like you. Congrats!

Elspeth said...

Congratulations! Now the fun continues!

Songbird said...

Blessings to your family and congratulations on being (legally) a mommy!

Bff&ExGF#2 said...

Congratulations on becoming Little Man's legal parent. You are an incredible mother! You and Little Man are fortunate to have one another and, from your description of him, it sounds like he inherited all of your personality traits ;)

Kristen said...

Congrats to you and your family! It's great to hear that the process was friendly (and now it's over!).

Kellee said...

Oh MY! A belated HOORAY!!!!! Vongratulations all around!