... that I learned or relearned while in Ethiopia (compliments of my traveling companions)
Aly - that you can appear (and actually be) amazingly strong and yet never stop crying … actually making people around you admire you, because you feel so much. Constantly.
Mr. Aly - another reason to love your spouse is because they love Ethiopia
Jocelyn - it’s always ok to insist on getting answers if it’s for your child
Wade - when you find someone doing the hide-while-you-cry in a van, the only words, and the most comforting are, “tough day” … SO much better than “It’s ok” when it’s not, or an “I’m sorry” when they are feeling the same way.
Dae - babies need to be burped (Jude thanks you) and if you put on the Baby Bjorn properly it doesn’t hurt.
Jill - when you live honestly, you radiate it and people can see it immediately.
Lance - the right tone of voice and warmth can make the entire room more at ease.
Colton and Dylan - although someone may be half your age, you can learn from them. They can be much wiser (and obviously cooler) than you in many ways.
Thanks guys! We miss you!