Saturday, April 21, 2012
Now of course, Eva is a finicky picky six year old who amazingly doesn't eat meat and loves cookies. I smile actually because I know this means that she has moved on and adjusted nicely. Again the bitter sweetness of it all pains me knowing as Eva goes to bed every night with a full belly and will never know that hunger again, her sister still does. To see a picture of her beautiful sister recently only reminded me of this. Even though she is a few years older, Eva has already surpassed her in size. More heartbreak.
How can I live everyday knowing this. It can sometimes be excruciating. What can I do, what can I do. In the end, I know the best I can do is promote education for girls in Ethiopia through the building of schools and libraries. Sadly for me and other than that, my hands are tied. That is why raising awareness is so important to me. That is why I can't wait for the release of my book. I want to stand in front of a microphone and shout to the world......Look, look what is going on on our tiny planet.....
But again, education is the key and makes me think of the overused saying that is so popular with teachers, and now with my own little twist goes like this, Give a girl a fish, feed her for a day. But teach a girl to fish and feed her and her children for life!