One year and 27 days ago, I blogged about optimism and I had faith then that everything would work out just as it should. I wrote then about my friend Lori and her family's who carried that same faith and optimism headstrong through the ordeal of the contested adoption of their son, Matthew. It has been a long and testing thirteen months for their family - and today it is finished. Matthew has been adopted by Lori, Troy, and Garrett - not only in their hearts and souls where he's been since the moment they knew he was growing inside a mother's womb, but in the court system as well. Praise the Lord! As I said - I could not be happier if it was my own news!!! Congratulations family of four!!