We've been home for one month.
People think we are crazy when we tell them we adopted two teenagers. I can't imagine not.
I got an email today from a boy back in Ethiopia. He saw pictures of our boys and said that he can see the change in them because of LOVE. I have to agree dear "I".... we are honored that you see it.
These are some things we've learned with, from, and for, two of our boys -
1. It only takes one month to go through a bag of berbere - or there isn't a food that can't be made better with berbere. Was
that really me who put berbere on my Stroganoff because I thought it needed something?
2. It is possible to learn Amharic - except for that ONE word
3. It is possible for teenagers to NOT be embarrassed by their parents - and in fact, when you say you are on your way home,
for them to say "Good" - and mean it.
4. Our traditional cooking must be okay since the boys back in Ethiopia are being treated to multiple pictures of every
traditional meal we've made
5. The ONLY Amharic/English dictionary sold here is "not good"
6. The tooth fairy is really hard to explain - and no, I don't need the money back but Amaseganalo for trying H
7. Not to panic when G puts food right on the flame. This boy knows what he is doing in the kitchen.
8. Don't ask why certain things are in R's car.
9. With teenagers Ethiopia is a big beautiful part of our lives - more so than we ever could have imagined
10. It doesn't get any better than this