Bursting the Bubble

I can change the world, with my own two hands.- Ben Harper

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Took the boys for a haircut. Apparently, barbers in Eritrea are far superior to the charlatans we have here. And, the bonus boys now know how to say, “Bad hair cut! Very, very bad!”

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tegandubs asked: How did you get involved with hosting refugee children? AKA, how do I get involved with hosting refugee children?

It’s actually international foster care through catholic charities. :)

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Days Two and Three

Days Two and Three

***Please excuse any typos or poor writing. It’s all I can do to squeeze out the brain power needed to write this.

After a somewhat failed shopping trip yesterday, we ventured out to one of our local free concerts in the park. There was a Beatles cover band and there are always a ton of kids playing soccer, and I hoped the bonus boys would like it. We went, and it was a lovely evening, and…

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You know those moments you have, when you look around your life and just marvel at how you got…

You know those moments you have, when you look around your life and just marvel at how you got here? I had several of these tonight. 

First, when the translator told the boys of our wish for them to be comfortable, and to make this their home, and that we wanted them to feel at home with our food and our customs, and their response was, “You ask us to treat you like your parents and make this our…

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After a slight delay, the boys are on their way! I have Ethiopian radio streaming, and am making…

After a slight delay, the boys are on their way! I have Ethiopian radio streaming, and am making tomato and chicken stew and lentils with injera for dinner. I hope that they feel welcome, and that we are able to really enjoy each other during their visit. I admit, I’m nervous. Welcoming children into your home whose histories you don’t know is sometimes challenging enough. Adding the language…

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Thinking about this a lot as I go down a road less traveled, and fraught with dissent, by being a voice for the children crossing our borders, and the ones in our own domestic foster care system. Praying that I can listen with compassion and understanding, and that in turn my heart to serve the children of this world who need safety is heard clearly and free from judgement.

Thinking about this a lot as I go down a road less traveled, and fraught with dissent, by being a voice for the children crossing our borders, and the ones in our own domestic foster care system. Praying that I can listen with compassion and understanding, and that in turn my heart to serve the children of this world who need safety is heard clearly and free from judgement.

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unseenafrica:

Here we have “injera” with different kind of sauce. Injera is a very known traditional dish in Ethiopia and Eritrea. It is known in Somalia “laxoox, canjeero”, Northern-Kenya, and South-Sudan aswell.”

Injera is a yeast-risen flatbread with a unique, slightly spongy texture. It can be eaten with different kind of sauce and vegetables. The most known sauce in Ethiopia and Eritrea is called “wot” or “wet”.

I’m guessing that I am about to try and learn how to make injera. I’ve heard it’s really hard. We shall see!