Friday, January 16, 2015

Another Day, More Memories - by Brad

Tomorrow is our last day here and the week has gone by all too quickly. It's going to be hard to leave our daughter here, even if only for 4 weeks. 

Our morning started off by hitting up the coffee shop on our way to visit the kids. Lindsey was shocked to see me drinking coffee for a second day in a row. I wouldn't say I like it, but the coffee in Ethiopia is much more drinkable than any US coffee. Wesley even helped finish off my macchiato.

They were taken to a playground with a small field where we played soccer with the kids. Running around for an hour is really a lot more difficult at 7,000 feet above sea level... or maybe I'm just out of shape.

Check out the guns on our girl!

After the playground we were able to take Lielti out to lunch with us. She wanted spaghetti, because that is one of her favorites, but she ate so much bread before the meal that she didn't each much of it. It felt so good to be out and about with our whole family.

She also swiped several toothpicks on the way out of he restaurant, but I couldn't bring myself to tell her no... this won't be a lasting trend. 

We finally returned to the transition house and played with the kids for a few hours. As always, every one of the kids were amazing. The little boys have crazy amounts of energy, the older boys seemed very responsible, and the girls... well the girls stole this guys heart. I want to bring them all home. 

It's just been a few days, but Lielti and the boys are acting like they've always been siblings. They are teasing each other, chasing, and tickling. Spencer even got defensive of his sister when she got into a spat with another kid. We had no doubt that God would put together the right family and he certainly hasn't disappointed. We can't wait to be able to bring Lielti home so our family and friends can meet her. 

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