You guys, I am a big sentimental basket right now. While in Mekele, we were able to reconnect with the woman, Mihret, who we feel like loved our girls so much while we couldn’t be in their lives.
We were never able to meet her and imagine our surprise when we walk into a care center and Jon recognized Mihret, taking care of babies. She remembered the girls and the following morning, The Littles joined us as and upon seeing them, Mihret accurately named which twin was which.
Waiting for our trip to the birth village, we had time in the care center nursery.
Mihret is in the cream sweater.
Little J and Mihret
Then a time of unexpected blessing, we spent time in the nursery of the care center, loving on babies. The Littles walked from crib to crib, holding their hands, cooing over them, rubbing little faces.
It became very important to the girls to get to every crib, give time to every baby. Asking to hold some of them.
We showed them how I looked when taking care of twin babies. They loved each second. It was a strong moment as the girls were connecting facts and details.
In our house, we often say, “Girls, of all the kids in the whole world, I would choose you every time."
Later that day Little J asked, “Mama, would you have still chosen me if I was in the back of the orphanage?"
And we think that explains their desire to get to every crib, even along the back wall.