As promised, I put together a photo montage of our trip to Ethiopia, the week before we met our boys (so no cute baby pictures). I struggled with what to write about our experience and so have decided not to share my dialogue; I cannot give the complexity enough credit in my writing. I will say that to focus only on the crushing poverty of Ethiopia is a disservice to your senses (and your children if you adopt from this country). Our first day in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital, was exciting yet blood curdling at first sensation (just travel up and down Bole Road and you know what I mean). Yet by the time we traveled the beautiful country side and returned to the city, it seemed a different place. Humans, somebody said, can adapt to almost anything. If you are adopting and don't leave Addis, then you must return because you missed so much. We also missed so much and will return soon, I promise.