Saturday, June 19, 2010

Imbi! Andellem!




When we came home from Ethiopia,"Imbi" and "Andellem" (I am guessing at the spelling), were the only two Amharic words that Meazi spoke to Steven. I think the translation is, "NO" and "No fucking way," roughly. It was very hard on Steven. She rejected him, repeatedly.

Someone gave us one of the Little Mr. and Miss books like the one pictured above. There are dozens of titles. This is the one we have...




They are cute little books. We have taken dozens of them out from the library.

Meazi decided she'd like to make a book like this for Steven, for Father's Day. I asked her what the title would be. She said,

Mr. Amazing

She couldn't wait until Sunday to give it to him.


She wanted him to have it today.

I was going to post everything she wrote, but I think I'll just keep it between them.

Have an amazing Father's Day.

17 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tears. Happy happy happy Father's Day Steven.

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  2. mr. amazing. so sweet. what a miracle of his love. and hers. her hair slays me, i really love it.

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  3. So sweet - happy Father's Day!

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  4. Incredibly touching.

    My heart just inflated about 20 times over, then shed a happy tear.

    Happy Father's Day to that Mr. Amazing.

    Cindy



    (Google is being an a-wipe and not letting me comment with my user.)

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  5. She is so sweet. Hope he is having a great 1st Father's Day!

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  6. It is AMAZING what love can do....Happy Father's Day, Mr. Amazing!

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  7. Gasp...so sweet! Lots of ugly cries here and there, I bet, on that one!!

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  8. Seriously!!! My heart can't handle reading things like that! That is amazing and it brought tears to my eyes! Happy Father's day!


    Carolyn

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  9. Happy, Happy Father's Day Seven!!

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  10. That is amazing! Happy Father Day to Mr. Amazing.

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  11. aawwwww!!

    5 months later- Idalehm! is still the only way I can get across "NO" on the first attempt.

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  12. I have always loved what you have written about Steven, but the two of them together in one post, it's too much. Please convey my wishes for a very happy father's day to Mr. Amazing.

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  13. SO sweet. Brought tears to my eyes. Hope you all had a great Father's Day.

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  14. Happy First Father's Day Steven!

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