Saturday, March 14, 2009

Courtney's Homework Assignment on Courage (Dad says a must read)

Of all the people I know, it is not a Saint, or Biblical hero, or even an important person in our society in whom I really see true courage.  They are the two youngest people in my family at two and six years old.  Through the whole adoption process, the paperwork to the referral and then our trip over to Ethiopia and back, I have really seen the face of God in my whole family.  Everyone has shown courage, but Geta and Tamene have shown the most.

            At the young ages of two and six, both have endured many hardships.  Not only have they seen the death of their mother, been parted from their family, and been forced  to move to three different places in eight months, but they have had to call an already bonded group of strangers “family.”

            If that isn’t courage, I don’t know what is.  We may think that young children can not have the gift of courage because they have not had as many life experiences in which to learn it.  What we should know is that sometimes it is the youngest little children in our lives that are to the most looked up to.




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