Sunday, August 1, 2010

Friends with my mom on FB?

If so,
you may have seen this post from her:

"Bye Bye Andee Aguirre...hello Andee O*****"
[I thought it'd be best to leave out the new last name...since this blog IS public!!]

and then her response to the comments saying:

"I am referring all questions to Andee and Tyson...haha"

So,
I thought that now would probably be the best time for a blog update explaining this.

YES,
it is true.
My last name is changing...and my fiance's name is also changing!

HAHA confused?
allow me to explain.

Ernesto is amazing.
I have said this many many times before, but I haven't really explained some of the reasons why.

When he was 11 years old,
him and his 5 other siblings were pulled out of there homes and placed into foster care.

They seperated everyone but his two younger sisters.
They were pretty young and were adopted together.
From what I understand, they converted to the church shortly after.

Ernesto and his two brothers were all seperated.
He had an older sister that was pretty much on her own at this point.

him and his younger brother 's' went from Foster home to Foster home.
After about 4 years of this,
Ernesto was placed in a boys group home since they couldn't find another place for him to go.

His younger brother 's' was placed with foster parents named 'M' and 'R'.
after 's' told 'M' and 'R' about his older brother Ernesto,
they decided to go find him so that 's' could have his older brother back.

When they asked him to come and live with them and his little brother 'm',
of course he said yes and him and 's' were reunited.

When 'M' and 'R' introduced Ernesto to the church, he became immediately interested
and was converted to the church at age 16.

I met him about a year later.

At age 18,
Ernesto and 'M' got in a huge fight.
he was a teenager so obviously he wasn't thinking clearly and he left 'M' and 'R's' home.

He had become very close to my young woman leader through me so he went straight to her home.
They took him in for 8 months while he prepared for his mission.

In the mean time, 'M' and 'R' wanted him home to them. They ached for him to come home because he was their son. Although it wasn't official, they still saw him as their son. 

He loved this family he lived with. They have become very close friends through all of this, even more than before. He left for his mission in April of 2008. 

While he was out, 'R' wrote him constantly. He began looking forward to all of her letters and started realizing while on his mission that 'R' was his mother and had been from the start.

During his 2 year mission, 'M' and 'R' adopted 's'.
When Ernesto came home from his mission, him and 'M' and 'R' went to the temple. 
They all felt this day like Ernesto belonged in their family...but they did not communicate this to each other...

until last Wednesday the 21st. 

Ernesto and I were talking. He was talking about how much he wanted Eternal parents. We were getting married so he was going to be sealed to me and we were going to be our own Eternal family. But who wouldn't want parents to be in their Eternal family?  

So, after a long talk, he decided that he was going to ask 'M' and 'R' if they would adopt him. 
he did it that night.

The second he brought up adoption, 'R' started crying. 
They started telling him how long they have been waiting for him to ask this. 
They couldn't contain their excitement.

SO, while they were talking, Ernesto decided that because his last name was changing, 
he might at well change his first name too! (he wanted it to go with the last name) 
I am SO excited for them!
The Adoption was finalized on Friday!!

He was going to come to the FSA Conference with me...but we decided his adoption was a little more important!!! haha.
I was extremely disappointed that I couldn't be there. They were happening at the same time.
But at least I was promoting what an amazing thing adoption is!

I LOVE ADOPTION!!!

As of  Friday, Ernesto is not longer Ernesto.
He is now Tyson :)

He loves that name and I love it too.
I think he even looks like a Tyson.

It's really hard for me to get used to calling him Tyson...but I'll get it eventually.

SO! If you're coming to the wedding, please don't be confused when some stuff says Ernesto and some says Tyson...we had the announcements and sign in book made before all of this happened!!

So yes,
my fiance's name is different.

but NO, I'm not marrying someone else!!
haha ever.

9 comments:

birthMOM said...

how awesome! congrats tyson for finally getting to be adopted into a forever family!!

Krystal said...

yay for Andee and TYSON :) love that name... and it sounds so perfect together with your name... and you are totally right, he looks like a Tyson. I'm so so happy for you :)

Ashley Bennion said...

We are so excited for you both - Love you!

Mary said...

What a beautiful story. Hooray for adoption and foster care!

Ron and Jessica said...

What an amazing story! I'm so happy for all of you! I love adoption!

emily said...

your crazy stories sometimes rival mine... I'm so happy for you!

Krista Eger said...

Hahaha I got so confused when your facebook said you married Tyson! Haha! Sorry I some how missed this (I really can't figure out how I did!) and wrote something different on your card, I'm sure you got that a lot though. What a sweet story! I love the name Tyson! He definitely does look like a Tyson! And he can totally pull off that last name too :D! When I met Phil he went by Andrew so I understand the whole name change thing! It's kind of a funny story why he did go by that name!
What an awesome story and how perfect is it for you! Everywhere you go you're surrounded by adoption! I love it!
Tyson seems like such an awesome guy! I hope you guys have a happy life together!

Krista Eger said...

Oh one more thing, I understand the eternal parents thing. I totally take mine for granted! I wish that they could be sealed to Phil! Phil's mom took her records off the church and his dad is athiest. He's still getting over his mom leaving the church. It's been one of the hardest things to deal with!

Seth and Deb said...

I am glad you explained this, because I was REALLY REALLY confused. I was like, 'didn't she marry a guy named Ernesto or something'....and when I saw Tyson I was like, what the heck. Thanks for clarifying. That's neat that he was adopted. All children deserve to have parents sealed to them, which is why we make the decision to place in a lot of cases.