One Monday morning the sun came up.
A little girl and her two siblings, James & Jade woke up excitedly.
They washed their faces.
Ate their breakfast.
Brushed their teeth.
And climbed into the van.
Mom and dad jumped in.
And off they went.
Down the highway,
Past their school.
Past their church.
Past the store.
But they pulled up in the parking lot of the courthouse.
They bounded up the stairs.
Sat in a long hard pew.
The Judge banged his gavel.
The little girl screeched in happiness.
She started to give out hugs.
The first hug she gave was to her sister, Jocelyn. But she still had a lot more hugs to give.
The second hug she gave was to her brother, Jeffrey. But she still had a lot more hugs to give.
The third hug she gave was to her brother, Jonathan. But she still had a lot more hugs to give.
Then to James.
Then to Jade.
Then to Mommy.
Then to Daddy.
That night she was tired from all the hugging so she slept well.
The next day she felt much better.
She wasn’t a little girl with two siblings anymore.
She was a little girl with five siblings.
One big beautiful family!