Glory Be! She's FREE! We have a new Daughter!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The start of something NEW!

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!  


Cindy Foote said...

I love that picture! Her hair is so awesome! You'll have to share with me all your hair care products for her with me. Gracie's hair is just like B's. Its just not that long yet... but its getting there!

Debi said...

AWE.. Adorable picture!! Looks like you got a Christmas girl on your hands. Hopefully God will make a way for her to keep up with her native language and learn English as well. Kids are amazing in their acquistion of languages.
love and hugs and prayers,