Friday, June 24, 2011

Bringing Dariya home: Court and Introducing...


Dariya Joelle Cannon



Court went well, very smoothly.  The prayers were heard and answered and we are praising God for this continued blessing on our journey. 
We began court at noon and by 12:30pm the judge was reading her judgement in favor of the adoption with no break or anything.  As the judge began reading that she was delcaring her Dariya Joelle Cannon I of course started tearing up.  Next thing I know 2 of the people in the courtroom had tears and we were all in search of tissues.   Thankfully we always have our kleenex stash in case of emergency toilet paper need. 

It was very fast, our facilitator was even shocked by how fast it went.  We were expecting to be there at least an hour.  They asked us about Jason's job, our family, our support in raising Dariya (we were able to share about KP and the DSG) ability to care for and provide medical and financial stability to another child.  Then the orphanage inspector asked me how I will handle two little ones with special needs based on my small stature.  LOL I had to explain that my job as a high school principal included breaking up fights and managing teenagers so I said these two little ones are going to be easy.

We missed our morning visit with her so can't wait to get over and squish the newest Cannon.  Oh and we were also blessed with her baby pictures immediately after court.

What's in a name?
Dariya was her given birth name.  We all loved the name and obviously she knows it well so we decided to keep it. 

As Liam's middle name is Jason's middle name, Aidan's middle name was my grandfathers name, and Alayna is the female version of Allan (my father) we wanted Dariya to not only keep some of her cultural background but wanted her to be named after someone in our family too. 

The "Jo" is from Jason's mother's middle name Joyce and the "elle" is from the end of my name, thus Joelle.

We liked the sound of it then looked up the meaning and found that it means God is willing and we knew this was the name for our newest family member.

38 comments:

Amy said...

LOVE her name and the meaning behind it! Congratulations!!

Cammie Heflin said...

Yeah! Congrats!!!! Can't wait to come up to KC to give her some major hugs and have a sing along with Addy!

stephanie said...

Well you know what I'm doing right now... slobbering all over the place!

Welcome Miss Dariya Joelle Cannon to your family!!! And to your extended cyberspace family too!!!!

We love you!!!!
Congratulations Rochelle and Jason!! Your hearts are so beautiful!!

Jill said...

Congratulations!!!!!! We've been praying for you all morning and to log in here quick to see if there was any news. So very, very happy for you! That's great it went so fast too. Hope ours goes that fast too.

Congrats and enjoy your afternoon visit!!! :-)

Elissa said...

Congrats!!! So glad all went smoothly! Welcome to your new life Dariya Joelle!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I wish you a lifetime of happiness with your new daughter! May God continue to bless you and your beautiful family!

Julia said...

PRAISE GOD!!! PRAISE GOD!!

Muttering Mama said...

I'm bawling!!! Yay!!!!!

Congratulations!!! Next up! Gotcha Day!!!!!!

Jane@flightplatformliving said...

yep im bawling here as well! i love love love her name and all the meaning behind it and that picture of her smiling just sums everything up! congratulations and big hugs...i so want to move to the usa now! i would love to come and give you all a hug in person! xxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! I love it! AND LOVE LOVE LOVE that she is YOURS!! GOD is AWESOME......This is the day that the Lord has MADE! Love you, Leslie

The Monier Family said...

YAY!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!! What a beautiful name for such a beautiful little love:)

Elisabeth said...

Rejoicing with you! I'm so glad everything went so perfectly today.

Lori said...

Praise the Lord!!! Congratulations to ALL of you!! What a blessing and testimony you all are! =) Many prayers for safe travels back to the States!

Sarah Marie said...

GOD IS GOOD! I am so happy for you guys and I love her name it is beautiful. I can't wait to meet her. Still praying until everyone is safe and home. Enjoy the rest of your time in EE!

Julie said...

So happy for you! And I love her name, just beautiful :). Hope you have a very smooth remainder of your trip!

one_plustwins said...

I am sooooo happy for you Rochelle!!!

Renee said...

Today. Today Dariya has a momma that will never let her go..... I'm in tears. Love you all.

Justylou said...

Congratulations!

Jackie Wallace, Proud aunty. said...

Just got up and 1st thing was you guys on my mind. Awesome news that court went well and you will soon be bringing Dariya Joelle Cannon home.This aunty can not wait to meet her and give her a big hug. Congratulations to you both and Rochelle after handling those high school kids your three children will be a breeze.I know it has been an emotional time for you and Jason but now its all over and you will be back before you know it plus Dariya is going to be in a loving caring home.Crying tears of joy we love you guys.xxx

ch said...

perfection! happy day to you! xoxox

Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

Congratulations!!!! What a great post to wake up to! I love her name and I'm so happy that it went so smoothly! I'll continue praying that the rest of your trip goes as smooth!

Beth said...

Rochelle! What a perfect way to wake up this morning!! Dariya is beautiful. Congratulations... I can't wait to your family all together... (bethherrington.blogspot.com)

Becca said...

SO HAPPY!!! Congratulations!!! And I just love that you've kept her given name - that's so beautiful.

Penny's Peeps said...

Praising God with you! She is beautiful!!!!

Katrina said...

So excited for your family. I love these days when I get to wake up and read about families who have added such beautiful children to their families. Thank you for sharing your journey.

Cathy said...

God is so good!!! Congratulations, proud momma and daddy. I love Dariya's full name and the meaning behind it.

I'm so happy that you shared this beautiful journey to your daughter with all of us. What a blessing. Oh my...TEARS again!

Runningmama said...

YAY...I am so excited for you, can't wait to see pics of all the kids together at last!

Molly said...

YAYYYY!!!!! So awesome!

Anonymous said...

Tears of joy and prayers of thanksgiving!! What a priceless day this has been so far and we rejoice with you in this gift you have been given. I love her name, it is beyond fitting! Can't wait to meet her soon!!! HOORAY!

Katie said...

Congrats!! I hope the rest of your trip goes just as smooth.

Nan and Dan said...

congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Molly said...

I love how the judges always ask how the skinny women can take care of kids. They asked Julia Nalle the same thing! lol.

Congratulations!!!!!

Zoey's mom said...

Congratulations my beautiful and oh so blessed, family of 5!!!!

The Annessa Family said...

Love, love ,love! God is SO good!

Brooke Annessa
www.theannessafamily.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I am so excited. I can't wait to meet her and I call dibs on her, too.
(hopefully your new ECSE teacher)

Lacey said...

So do you think you had our same judge? We must not have known that she wasnt adoption friendly! I was amazed too at how fast and easy it was, and some of their questions were quite silly. Your almost done, I cant believe it!

MJStump said...

So I am in tears here myself. I love reading how the judge declared Dariya as a Cannon! The way you chose her middle name and then finding the meaning of it is just so beautiful!

I can not wait to meet this amazing little girl!

Melissa said...

Congrats!! And I love her name and the meaning behind it.