I’m without words again. So filled that my heart literally feels expanded, my soul fed.
It’s awkward for me when people thank me for the time I spend here because I can’t share with them this feeling of how much more I get than give.
Each year, the feeling grows, the connections with my friends strengthen and my commitment to education deepens.
Sponsorship is a way to make change happen. Eight years ago, when I first came to Ethiopia single, in school, trying to make my art career take off while doing hair part time, I knew I still had $21 a month to give to make a small difference in a child’s life.
Tonight, I spent time with that child I sponsored then and still do. She is 13 now, and her English is now good enough to communicate mostly without a translator.
We went to an arcade and had dinner together. She is fifth in her class out of 73. She’s beautiful, inside and out. Her smile says it all. My smile is a response.
That’s all. That’s all I have for words, and I feel that is all I need.
Blessings to all,
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