a new love language.


i don’t know how it’s humanly possible to be so in love with a country, culture and people.
I am constantly amazed at the time I get to spend with “my people”, as I call them, every day in Korah.  
I’ve even added a few to the roster – and as I was loving on one of ’em today I was just thinking “how is this even possible i’ve fallen in love so quickly?”
they capture your heart and soul.
I love them so much it literally hurts.
I know that I’m not close to leaving, but I’ve shed some tears the past two days in Korah even thinking about it. 
I’m going to head home with a new love language on the top of my list (which will make my husband very happy!): physical touch.
normally my top is words of affirmation, but my sweet amharic speaking children can’t really affirm me in english so I’m accepting the language they speak: touch!
my days are spent holding lots of little hands and I wouldn’t trade it. 
watch out midland….
on another note…

yesterday I went to the trash dump again (different side than last year) and it was a totally different expierece.  It was hard, sad, smelly (and it rained!) but this time instead of being really sad I was really joyful that my boys don’t live there anymore.  Eyob lived at the trash dump for SEVEN years (he turns 17 in 2 weeks)  He’s a different kid today.  His life is still full of challenges, but he’s a happy loving joyful smart young man! I love that boy like he’s my own flesh and blood and this momma bear wants to see him succeed in life!  Will you be praying with me for Eyob & what God has in store for his future?
thats all.
I just can’t contain the love I have.
my cup runneth over….

Hey, I'm Wynne!

Hi, friend! First, I truly am so giddy that you are here. I want you to know I believe in you and all the ways you are growing towards living a more intentional life.  I genuinely hope you are encouraged from our time together here.

A little about me, I’m a type 7 on the enneagram, a total extrovert + people lover, entrepreneur, connector, storyteller, people gatherer, and passionate wife, mama + friend. I feel most alive when I’m exploring new places and surrounded by people I love. Give me a day in the outdoors disconnected from wifi, and I am a happy girl. I run on oat milk lattes, Jesus, gratitude journaling and kitchen dance parties with my four kids.
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  1. Oh Wynne! I am so excited for this time that you get to spend in Ethiopia. I love how life changing it is, even to the extent of you learning a new love language! <3

  2. Jenna Knight says:

    LOVE!!!!! I am so tickled that you are digging down to the bottom of your love language bucket and the very least on your list is becoming your first!!! LOVE!!!!!!! Cant wait to HUG you!! HEHE!!!

  3. Taylor says:

    hello Wynne,
    my name is taylor and I have been following your blog, i Just got back from Ethiopia, I went to the captial Addis Abba. and I fell in love soo much with the ethiopians or habashas as they say haha, but they are truely amazing people that I call my second family. their love for the lord was so amazing to experience. what part of Ethiopia are you in?

  4. awesomeee! i love that God is showing you how to communicate without boundaries.. so awesome! praying for eyob’s BRIGHT future. love you sweet friend!!!

  5. Katie Cook says:

    thank you so much for sharing! I LOVE the exuberance you have for what God is teaching you over in Ethiopia…so beautiful:) makes my heart excited for you!! love Katie

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