Invitation to an Ethiopian Goat Festival!

We have some friends, the R’s, in our town who have friends from Ethiopia. Each year their Ethiopian friends host a Goat Festival at the R’s home and people from many countries attend. The R’s told us about the festival and we said we would love to be included. I really tried to restrain myself from pleading for an invitation.

So, this Sunday afternoon we will be attending a Goat Festival for the first time and meeting some Ethiopian people! We are very excited about this opportunity to begin exploring our children’s culture and to make some contacts with Ethiopian people. It would also be nice to have help learning some basic Amharic phrases commonly used with children, “Do you need to go potty?” would be particularly useful!

I’ll try to take lots of photos and post them for you all to enjoy.

Thank you for reading!

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

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  1. Elizabeth
    June 21, 2006

    Yay! That sounds like so much fun! A goat festial! 🙂

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  2. shells
    June 21, 2006

    Oh I cant wait to hear about this! We are in Northern Indiana and have found NO ONE from Ethiopia. 🙂 We will live through your story!

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  3. Daniel Alders
    June 21, 2006

    ooo… A goat festival! Make sure ya’ll aren’t too sheepish while you’re there… heheh… 🙂

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  4. Raskell Party of 8
    June 21, 2006

    Let me know if it would be easy for me to get there. I wouldn’t mind “inviting” inviting myself. I mean, you are only an hour away.
    Sandra

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  5. Thankfulmom
    June 22, 2006

    Shelley, I wish you could join us. We live in a fairly small community but we have a college here which attracts international students. Last spring Russ and I went to a Nepalese dinner put on by the Nepali student group. We are hoping to find an Ethiopian student group and see what celebrations they may have.

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  6. Michael Plaza
    June 22, 2006

    Daniel, that was baaaaaaaad

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  7. The Barr Family
    June 23, 2006

    “do you need to go potty?”
    in Amharic: “ca ca??”
    and then point to the front or back.

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