Yesterday our driver & translator drove us 3.5 hours South to Solomon's birth place of Awassa. We drove through the beautiful countryside & farmland, and I even saw monkeys on the side of the road, before arriving in the fishing town of Awassa. Isn't it fitting that God chose our son to be from a fishing town? Riley's particularly tickled about that one! Here's a picture of some local boys getting their fishing nets ready. Those crazy birds were everywhere! There are also hippos in the lake, although we didn't see any.
We wanted to see Awassa first-hand to get a bigger picture of who Sol is based on where he came from. God really blessed us. Thanks to our translator, we were able to locate the one person that knew most about his earliest days and we also met his initial nannies at the Awassa orphanage. We got a ton of pictures and even some loving notes from those people in a small journal for Solomon Edilu.
Edilu's first nannies in his first orphanage in Awassa LOVED seeing the book I made him of his recent pictures. They love that boy so we left the book with them.