I'm constantly happy that we added Irene to our family, for many reasons. One of the main reasons is the way that Irene and Jane are together. They truly enjoy one another. It seems like they needed each other.
This first year (+3 months) of transition has been tough in SOOOO many ways. I knew all the things about adopting an older child, but I don't think I REALLY knew until we passed through a year. We are still adjusting. I won't lie to you ... it has been tough.
But, there are many more golden moments these days. And, many more cracks in Irene's tiny set of armor.
And, my own.
But, look at Irene and Jane ... it has all been worth it. They are meant to be sisters.