On Sunday Tariku was reunited with one of his oldest friends, also his namesake. We were graced with a visit from the Caldes, the wonderful family of little miss Lula Tarikie- Tariku’s buddy from the care center in Ethiopia. Tariku had a big time romancing Lula, playing drums for a family Rock Band face-off and then chasing Lula’s older brothers around the backyard for the rest of the evening.
We shared one of the most difficult, amazing and profoundly emotional experiences of our lives with the Caldes. It felt like such a great chapter of the story to just share a meal and relax in our backyard while the kids, now so healthy and joyful, played together.