Today we are celebrating being Elvie’s family for four whole months. I still can’t think about the day she became ours without crying, and I am so grateful for all that we have been given these four months. These days it feels like it’s been a lot longer than four months that she’s been with us. I think part of it is that she is just so changed from how she was when we first became her family. She has come so far in so short a time, and it is hard to believe that just four months ago, I was afraid for her life.
This fourth month has been full of joy, as we’ve lived life more like a normal family and less like a family whose child needs regular medical intervention. To just relax at home has been amazing. It is comfortable being a family, and for that reason it also seems like she’s been with us way longer than four months. It seems like she was always a part of our family. She fits. She’s just perfect.
To commemorate this fourth month as Elvie’s family, I’ve chosen my favorite photos from the month. I’m not going to tell you which one I like the very best, but feel free to take a look at all of them, pick your own favorite, and guess which is mine.
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