Third Friday's on the blog are usually reserved for writing news if I have any. This week, instead of Valley View news, I have family news.

Meet Amy Jean Richardson and

William Lee Richardson.

Their membership in our family became official this week when a judge made their adoption by my youngest daughter and her husband final.

Meet the Richardson clan:

Left to right: Grandson Blake Richardson, Granddaughter Abigail Richardson, my daughter Tammi, holding Amy, the very nice judge who made it all happen, My son-in-law Tim Richardson holding William, hiding in the back grandson Brian Richardson, and last but hardly least Granddaughter Hailey Richardson.

Amy and William have been a part of our family for a year, ever since Tammi and Tim decided to become foster parents. It didn't take long for them to realize that they wanted a more permanent arrangement if possible and we all know that with God, all things are possible.

I have no adequate words to express my pride in, and love for, this whole family. Amy and William...welcome to the clan!


  1. Sharon, I am so happy for you and your beautiful family. Grandchildren are truly grand, aren't they?

  2. They are so cute. I am so happy for you and your daughter. jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

  3. Congratulations! I, too, adopted from fostering and it has been one of the biggest blessings of my life. :)