He is a five year old, special needs child. He lives at Kidane Mihret orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His body is tight and as stiff as a board. His little legs are locked together. He has a full set of teeth, just like my Brody, but instead of using them for words, he whimpers and cries. Bonarie can see very little, if at all.
I spent several hours holding him over two days in the orphanage. I can still feel the weight of his body.
He is so beautiful. I prayed then and have continued daily for his life, that he would be seen and held by visitors, that he would feel love. And also that here, I would have eyes that see the “Bonaries” in my life. His life has forever left a mark on mine.