Woman Changes Last Name To Honor Stepfather Who Raised Her From Childhood

This loving daughter is changing her last name to honor her stepfather who raised her since she was 3 years old! Candace Terry is now 24 years old and this Valdosta State University graduate wanted to change her last name to Raven – from the name of her stepfather-Vincent Raven! Terry’s mother, Terri Raven met the ordained preacher at a grocery store in 1997 and they are married together for 20 years! The 3 year daughter and her new dad of 46 year had an immediate connection and he really loved her and treated her like his own daughter!Even though Raven never pressed the issue of changing the name, his love compelled her to do it!

While the paperwork are in progress for the official name change Terry has gifted her stepfather an Atlanta Falcons mug with a letter describing what she had done making this Christmas little precious for both of them!Opening this special Christmas gift in front of the family he literally broke down in tears saying “Blood is thicker than water, but I think love is thicker than anything else”!

Congratulations! God bless your loving family!

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