We were originally told that Ellie would stay and the orphanage one more night and then tomorrow we could bring her with us. But, they felt that since she latched so strongly on to Stephen right away it was best to let her continue with that bonding time and she came back with us today! We are now officially forever a family of four!!
Ellie has shown some appropriate signs of grieving, but they are definitely much stronger than what we experienced with Max so we are in uncharted territory here. We would really covet prayers as she begins to hopefully bond with and trust us.
Max is an INCREDIBLE big brother, just as we knew he would be. He's quick to bring her anything he think she might need or want and he wants to make sure Ellie sees anything "cool" that he's doing.
And now for the part you all really want....pictures!!!
Our first "family of four" photo!!!
The photo book we sent her months ago!
Still can't believe BOTH of my children are together!!
I had to wait to sneak in my cuddle time when she fell asleep :)
We are so in love!