Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"Mommy, Bekeh like Ethiopia better."

So, Bekeh you've really been missing your homeland a lot lately. Our trip to Houston was perfectly timed, thanks to the Holy Spirit.

Your friend from the Transistion Home in Ethiopia flew in from Ohio, and y'all got to spend the day together. You were thrilled to see Winnie, and we could tell it really helped you to have "part of Ethiopia" back in your life.
Look at how sweet you were playing "Coffee" in Ethiopia and now the smiles are just as big when you're together in Texas! Today was an especially good day. We laughed and giggled a lot. "This is awesome!" came out of your mouth over and over. After awhile I asked you, "Do you like being at Mommy's house?" You looked at me for awhile and softly said, "No. I like Askalech's house." I understand sweet Bekeh. All the food, love, and security in the world doesn't take away the hurt of leaving your family and your sister behind. Mommy said, "I'm sorry you cannot see Askalech, I know you miss her." You said, "Mommy, Bekeh like Ethiopia better." And I gave you a big hug.
So, then I asked you, "Do you like Mommy?" And you smirked and said, "NO!" "NO? What can Mommy do better?" I asked with a smile. You giggled and said, "Mommy play kitchen in my room." "Oh! I see. . ." And off we went to bake plastic veggies. . .


  1. You are such a great mom to these beautiful children! You handled her answers to her questions perfectly. Hope you had fun playing kitchen...pretty soon you'll be able to play "bake cookies in the shape of Africa!" :)

  2. Ahhh, such a sweet story! One day, Little Bekeh is going to laugh when she reads this post. =)

  3. it! I've been meaning to write to tell you (and now it's in your comment section of all places) how much we loved meeting you and your precious family! I've loved learning from your blog posts and your YG posts and through your joyful wisdom and look forward to brining our little one home and learning much more and sharing this experience! Nice runonsentence huh? Much love...Autumn

  4. Thanks for the post. Olivia (Tewabech) misses her family in Ethiopia too. She wanted to use my cell phone to call them. So sad for these children to be given up to the orphanage. Olivia talks about the "allaprawn" (van) coming to take her away from her home. God's heart breaks for the orphan and so does mine!

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