Monday, April 14, 2008
What Do You Get...
when you take a 3-year-old Ethiopian boy to his first urinal? Well you get a little boy pulling down his pants, taking his hand and putting it INTO the urinal and pulling out the TOILET BISCUIT. Then you get a daddy screaming and dry heaving, taking the aforementioned "biscuit" out of said son's hands and Joe Namothing it back into the urinal. Then you get son and father scrubbing hands in sink and forgetting all about the need to shinte (pee).
When man and son return to table you get mommy laughing so hard she crys. And that, my friends, was us at Buffalo Wild Wings today. My life is one big comedy feature after another, I live for that.
Also, I got a new tattoo. (Sorry, mom and Uncle Vic). It's pretty sweet and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. For those that don't know (and I'm quite certain no one who can speak/write Amharic is reading this) my tattoo says, "Grace" in Amharic (the national language of Ethiopia). I've been wanting to get this tattoo for a long time now but I'd given myself awhile to make sure I really wanted it and then Zach made me wait awhile to make sure I really wanted it. So I perservered and am glad I did.
I've talked about grace a bit here but it really is how I get through life. God's grace is unfathomable, unexplainable but so very amazing. I count on it minute by minute. So I got it tattooed on my wrist to remind me what that grace cost for Jesus. (It was a very constant reminder for the 15 minutes I was actually getting the tattoo as it hurt worse than my other 2 and I kept thinking that Jesus got NAILED in that general area, it freaked me out). Anywho, it also will be a constant reminder how I need to live life, treat other people and all of that. That's a 2 second snap shot at what could be a 3 day conversation for me.
So here are some pics of the new tat. I did the second photo just for my sister, Kait, because when she got her tat done she did this sweet "emo" pose so I gave a good shot at my own. What do you think, Kait, emo enough for you? Can you feel all the emotions I was thinking at the time?