Monday, February 22, 2010

The cute, the clever and the downright creepy

by Liz

A little surfing tonight on YouTube turned up some cute Ethiopian kids songs and this Ethiopian kid's animated character which is just creepy! It looks a little like the Ethiopian doll I bought in Addis... just a little flabbier...

1) the cute children's song
2) the classic Teddy Afro
3) the creepy Senzero show

Ethiopia & adoption on my mind... again

by Liz

Oops, I did it again.... I read Melissa Faye Greene's "There's no me without you."

It started out innocently enough to fulfill my book club's book review obligation. A quick re-read accompanied with photos from our trip to adopt little Ru in July 2008. This will be a breeze. Right?

Well, except that its so heart-wrenching, compelling and packed with facts and beautiful description that I couldn't pay it the injustice of a breeze-through.

I hadn't read the book since way before we'd submitted our dossier to adopt from Ethiopia in 2007. Now, as I am (still) wrestling with writing her Lifebook, I was struck with the realization that, for our little girl, this is the closest thing I have to explaining how she ended up here in rural Ohio with us.

As I'm sorting this all out, our social work agency, Catholic Social Services of Miami Valley asked me to participate in their Adoption Fair as a representative adoptive parent. Sitting in that room surrounded by adoption agency tables... it was almost too much to bear and I'm pondering the leap again.

That book should come with a warning label... "those who read this book may just end up pushed off the adoption ledge!" Yes, I'm teetering...

Latest Designs

by Liz

I'm tickled with these latest designs I just posted on zazzle.

They're based off a pair of statues we bought in Ethiopia. The word "Konjono" means beautiful. I'm thinking of making some parents to go along with these little kiddies... but for now I rest! Enjoy.