We can't believe that it has been two years that we first set foot on Ethiopian Soil, our lives have been forever changed from that point on. Not only did the experience of adoption change our lives, but so did our two month stay to this incredible country. The first two days in Addis was just the start of an amazing journey!
“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler
only who is foreign.”
~Robert Louis Stevenson
Our thoughtful friend visited the Orphanage in Dire Dawa, where Mawerdi lived the first few months of her life, and brought back soil which she gathered there for Mawerdi. This precious soil and the Oromo flag sit in Mawerdi's room, along with her other treasures from Ethiopia. It leaves us speechless to think about what an impact one place or experience can have on your life. We can truly say we have love for Ethiopia and can't wait for our feet to touch the soil again!
“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.”
– Moorish proverb