October of 2009, Mr. Magick Man asked me to marry him. This wasn’t the first rodeo for either of us; but we both know we did it right this time. We’d been dating a while before I moved in with him, and been living together for almost a year when he asked me. I have one son I brought into this marriage. Mr. Magick man has no children of his own, but he loves my son and treats him like his own. I’ll never forget that weekend after he proposed to me, when he asked me what I thought of him adopting my son.
I was ecstatic!! But this wasn’t just my decision. My son was almost 12 years old at the time. I said we should ask him.
We asked my son, and being the serious boy he is, he said he wanted to think about it. I found out he was really planning a special way to answer Mr. Magick Man. That month, his school was selling “Boo Pops” for Halloween. Students could purchase these and place messages inside. He got one for Mr. Magick Man and all it said was, “Yes.” That’s my boy. 🙂
With wedding planning, the adoption got put on the back burner. Then things started going downhill at work and I saw the layoff coming. This took longer than we had planned. However… Thanks to my best friend (and attorney), the big day is finally here!!!
Tomorrow morning, we all go to court and finalize the adoption. I’m posting now because tomorrow is going to be a very busy day. By this time tomorrow, my son will have the same last name as the rest of us. Mr. Magick Man will no longer be “step-dad”; he’ll be “dad”. I’ve often wished I met Mr. Magick Man at least 15-20 years ago so we could have maybe had a kid or two… but he’s adopting my kid. We have no complaints here. 🙂