Videos like this one make me want to do more.
Seeing someone like the lady in the video who has given up her life in the United States to move to Ethiopia moves me. What can we do to continue to make a difference? We won't be moving to Ethiopia anytime soon (although if we could move there for a year or so, we would), so we have been left to ponder how we can help those that need it most.
I will never forget driving through Addis Ababa on our way to Addy's orphanage on our first day there during this past trip. The rain was coming down in droves and we were along side a garbage truck that two young boys had jumped onto the back of. Our driver said that kids often do that in hopes that when the truck stops they can find food or anything of value amidst the trash. The boys couldn't have been much older than Parker. It was heart breaking.
I miss Ethiopia. I would go back tomorrow if I could. I want to be able to spend a week or two there doing whatever we can to help. As I have said many times, my favorite part of our trips to Ethiopia has been the time we were fortunate enough to spend in orphanages. Seeing the smile that results from giving the kids a sucker or showing them their picture on a camera is awesome.
I find it interesting that I can always seem to come up with what I deem the right words to describe the escapades that happen with our little ones, but when it comes to topics like my feelings for Ethiopia, I get writers block. I can't seem to put together sentences that adequately convey my feelings for the people of the Ethiopia.
If you ever get a chance to go experience it for yourself, do it.