Sunday, October 3, 2010

learning about life through my 5 yr old

i am so amazed at how my african daughter lives life so well, she puts me to shame, she is able to move forward in life with so much joy, yet she has had so much trauma, so young, she wakes up happy, showering everyone with her affection, never complaining, enjoying every new experience, fully, happy, happy, happy, today she was riding a horse, so comfortable, and joyful, actually letting go of the reins...really, this is true, adapting so well to everything as i grip to my horse worrying that something " might" happen, and every once in a while she will share about her life in ethiopia, tonight she did again, it's on her mind, we are adopting a sister from ethiopia, she is worried for us," there are mean mommies and daddies, they will hurt you, they take you away to a bad place, please be safe and call me everyday, especially you mom, don't ride in the small cars" it goes on and on, " the water is bad and so is the food" ect.... this breaks my heart, watching her is humbling, there are not words that can express how thankful i am for her, she has taught me how to live and live well no matter what has happened, watching her go to sleep and her trust in us is amazing, how much MORE should we trust our Father in heaven


  1. this is a beautiful post. the things we learn from our children, esp the ones who have been through more in their short lives than we ever will!

  2. I hope she also has some beautiful memories of Ethiopia, or that she will discover them as she grows up. What a beautiful soul that girl is, she makes my heart happy!

  3. I love love love her little smile! And yours too! Missing you guys!