Almost exactly a year ago today, I was standing in the airport in Addis Ababa Ethiopia with so many bittersweet feelings of heading back to the states after 9 days of filming with local missionaries and hearing some of the most amazing stories. Looking back on all my memories, I feel like I have such a different perspective than I did then. As I look back through the photographs, the moments I value the most are different than the ones I blogged last year.
Perfect postcards wannabe shots are nice, but I find so much more joy in the authentic, flawed, and story filled moments. That trip was a catalyst for many mindset and priority changes in my own life, propelling me on a journey in fearless living and daily mission that I am only beginning to explore. Commemorating the wonderful memories by sharing some re-edited snapshots from last year’s trip.
So many smiling faces. Every child I met was such a wonderful miracle, the subject of such a hard but wonder filled story. Emblems of beauty and grace in a messy world. Symbols that the power of God is still moving. I miss you Ethiopia. See you again one day.