Some of these are a bit blurry, but I feel like they belong together. Sort of like I feel like my girls belong together.
I'm sure most of you could guess who she's looking up at on the first try. There's only one person, after all, who can make her screech so joyfully.
I've heard people say that they are having a second child so their first child won't be alone. We adopted a second time so that our children would have each other. We always intended that there would be two of them so that they would have each other.
I'm so glad that, so far at least, that's totally working out for us. Life is busy and messy and challenging, but at least it's full of this kind of joy.
We're coming up on one year since we first saw Elvie's photo on our computer screen. Zinashi was sitting on my lap when I first logged in, using the special password to access her file. On that day, Zinashi said she wanted the baby on the computer to be her baby sister. I'm pretty sure if we could go back in time and somehow ask Elvie if she wanted the little girl on the other side of the screen to be her big sister, she would have said yes.