Thanks for your encouraging words since Friday's post. You bless me.
Still looking back at Meskel because it is too good to skip, here's a recap of our neighborhood celebration...
Jon, The Littles and Binyam watched the coffee ceremony start...
Roasting green coffee beans over hot coals in preparation.
Cooking tibs over an open fire. These are meat chunks from a bull.
Elders are greatly respected here. The orange liquid is a homemade honey wine.
The bonfire was lit.
All eyes were to the sky, watching the smoke and ash rise.
There was dancing and singing (all night, but we only stayed until 10:00)
The Littles (+Charlotte) and I moved over to the kid section, where they played as we waited for food. I tried to squat for awhile to not get muddy but eventually just sat. :)
So proud of The Littles, who have become go-with-the-flow kiddos.