As Christmas approaches, so do holiday traditions. We are a multicultural family...Cuban, Texan (a whole breed of its own!) and now Ethiopian. It is important that we honor our differences. Berhanesh is from Sidamo, Ethiopia. The main language spoken in Ethiopia is Amahric. I am sure Berhanesh heard other dialects before she arrived in Addis Ababa (where the Transition Home resides). To honor her and her beautiful country, I made a special pillow, just for her! It reads, "Melkam Gena!" ---- Merry Christmas! While I was taking her picture, she said, " I can't believe it, Oh my Word!" She must hear SOMEONE say that A LOT!!!
This weekend, we will began decorating and feasting on hot chocolate and cookies! Let the decorating begin!