Wednesday, February 08, 2012

After years of foster homes, Maggie is welcomed to her “forever home”

maggie ceremony

Our friend Susan celebrated the adoption of her foster daughter Maggie last evening with a big party and elegant ceremony welcoming Maggie to the Myshka family.

Here’s Maggie with Susan’s office manager and good friend Judy just before she ascended the deck stairs, pausing for prayers by Sister Mary Beth, the nun who persuaded Susan to be a foster parent, Susan’s dad, and a deacon at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Jonesboro. The ceremony, which included the blowing of the shofar (ram’s horn), culminated with Susan adorning Maggie with a purple robe, scepter and tiara as Princess Magdalene.

quilt revealMaria, working in consultation with Maggie, created a special quilt for the occasion that included figures of Susan (with a crown), Maggie, and Sister Mary Beth (with attached crucifix). Everyone was blown away when I unfurled it.

1 comment:

Lauri Shillings said...

Outstanding! I'm so happy for Susan and Maggie!