Imagine our surprise to learn that her daughter and my son and daughter were really good friends. But when we spent time together, we soon learned that my son was hopelessly devoted to Abeba. He would sing her name, ask me when we were going to see her and where she was.
A few weeks ago, the Gower fam drove to OKC to hang out with us. We went to dinner and then to cupcakes. Alazar was devoted to hanging out with Abeba at every minute. As we were leaving, he stared at me and said "Mommy, I kiss Abeba?". I told him that he would have to ask permission from Abeba's mommy. Gayla and I were almost in tears as we watched my son lean in and kiss Abeba. It was the cutest thing I've ever seen in my life.