I'm not going to Ethiopia to change the world. I am under no delusion that I will be fixing anything.
I am going because when I read the truths about Ethiopia they were unfathomable to me.
I'm going because I want an adventure.
I'm going because I do not know poverty.
Because my family's needs are met yet I grumble about not having enough.
I'm going because one basic need that people have is affection.
I'm going because I live in a fairytale world.
Because my troubles are inconsequential, yet the weight I give them makes them matter.
I'm going because except for the Caribbean I have never been outside the United States.
I'm going because I see the same things every day.
Because I want my children to know that acceptance matters.
I'm going because I want them to know that trying to help matters.
I am going because 4.8 million kids live in orphanages. 4.8. Million. That is one million MORE than the entire population of LosAngeles.
I am going because I believe that one of those children will someday be part of my family.
Those are some of the reasons that I am going.