At 9:00 we will finalize Crosby's adoption at the Seminole County Courthouse. Prayerfully, I will be able to read this statement as a covenant before God and the state of Florida.
Today is the final step in a long journey that has led us to this courtroom today. We have not walked this path alone but have walked together with the love and support of many family and friends while being led by our Good Shepherd Jesus Christ. Crosby was blessed to have a first mother whose courageous love sacrificed her own interests in order to give him the life she could not provide. Today we stand before God, this court, and our family to pledge our unconditional love for Crosby. We covenant to raise him in the nurture and admonition of the Lord and teach him to fear God and love his neighbor as himself. We covet your prayers and look forward to a life of blessings filled with laughter and tears as we enjoy the gift of Crosby James Partyka.