We had just returned to Addis Ababa from our long trip from Southern Ethiopia to meet Meskie. She was our daughter, regardless of what a Judge had to say. Leaving her was the hardest thing we ever had to do. She remembered her younger sister and she didn't understand why she couldn't come home with us. She already called us mama and papa. She was already so loving. She was ours. My heart hurt to leave her. We had no choice.
And so there we were, waiting for our name to be called, wondering if we would be overjoyed or overcome with sadness.
Overjoyed we were.
Pictures of our first meeting with Meskie.
We only got to spend a few hours together.
In that short time we learned just how playful, loving, fun and sweet our little Meskie was.
"She is Yours"