I could venture to say that many of us have never been truly hungry. We know when our next meal is going to come and if we skip a meal it is usually by choice. I hadn't intended on writing about Avery when Francesca asked me for a theme to write about 2 weeks ago. I had intended on posting a recipe or showing an amazing meal from my husbands mother who is here visiting us right now.! We have been eating well this past week and still have a few days more to enjoy her cooking before she heads back to Germany; however, it was apparent to me on Easter that hasn't been the case for Avery. When I took away her Easter basket so that she wouldn't eat all the candy in one go she cried. It wasn't just any cry not the type of cry that comes from not getting ones own way, but a cry of wait you are taking my food.The cry was real and came from a place of true knowledge of being hungry. How many times I wonder did she cry out of the need for food. This I will never know, but I have been told from those who were able to visit the orphanages that they were eerily quiet. Quiet because the children have learned that know one will come for them when they do cry. I thought her being with us for 15 months now she would know another meal is just around the bend, but for the rest of her life she may have always fear that food isn't going to come. My sweet baby girl I wish I could have protected you from this experience, but you are home and you will never be hungry again.
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