As Rebekah and I approach the end of our flight and the first Project HOPEFUL FIG Awassa trip, I'm thinking about all of the people we met, homes we visited, and how we were able to catch a glimpse of their lives and the daily challenges that I can't imagine how I would cope with. These stories will be coming as I get them down on ‘paper’.
One of the biggest blessings of our trip is that we had the pleasure of meeting with Teshale's mother. A beautiful woman whose story makes our hearts ache.
We are so thankful that she had the courage to come.
Adoption is beautiful and a gift to us..but it comes with such heartache to others. Circumstances and pain that is hard to comprehend and is quite often completely unfair.
Here is a glimpse into that meeting:
sharing pictures of Teshale:
Telling her that her son is beautiful just like she is.
A beautiful woman who has now become part of our family.
(thank you to Joel for capturing this moment!)