Today was filled with sweet moments and absolute crushing heartache. Tonight we leave Ethiopia without our precious daughter. This week has been one of the hardest of my life. I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I have been stretched in ways I didn’t expect. The first...

Out of nowhere at breakfast this morning, Arella announced:

"We are gonna have another sister and that makes 3!"

And Zoe chimed right in:

"Dakaia is coming!"

I'm not sure what made them think about their little sister-to-be in the middle of breakfast. Perhaps Cheerios has a hidden...