Monday, December 28, 2009

Xmas Photo-Palooza!!!


Christmas has come and gone... I think I am still recovering. Looking back through all the mess of pictures and seeing all the family and friends that we are fortunate to have in our lives is humbling. I am a very grateful person.

3 comments:

T. Navis said...

So, so, so, SO ADORABLE!!!! I love seeing all their adorable, happy faces! Such a beautiful family.

Anonymous said...

Armenian Christians share the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem with the Ethiopians we have many roots in common. Armenia was the first Christian Nation in 301 AD, and one of our saints (Mesrop Mashdots- who actually developed our unique alphabet and language so we could read the bible ALSO developed the alphabet for the Ethiopians. The Alphabets are both similar. They have shared this with the Ethiopians and Koptics for Centuries.
http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Rediscovering_Armenia_Guidebook-_Armenian_Quarter_Of_Jerusalem

In the 1920s, just after the Genocide of 1.5 million Christian Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. There were many Armenian children left without parents, they were slaughtered in front of them and many of the children were given to Kurds to sell or Armenians paid to have Kurds take their children to safety. Some of the children were sold to moslems in Harems, house keepers, etc.,
But many were taken to an orphanage in Jerusalem, where 40 ARmenian orphans started a brass band. The King of Ethiopia made a visit to Jerusalem and was entertained by the orchestra, he was saddened to learn they were orphans without a family.
The King of Ethiopia declared "I will adopt them all and they will be children of Ethiopia"
Armenians prospered in Ethiopia, with a beautiful church, they where business owners and wrote the first national anthym of Ethiopia called "Hail God to thee"
Because of many years of neighboring Moslem countries invading and cutting Ethiopia off economically, many of the educated ARmenians have left the country.
http://www.azad-hye.net/news/viewnews.asp?newsId=100dsz67
PHOTOS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopian_Armenians
http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=The_Armenians_of_Ethiopia:_A_Community_of_Survivors

Chrissy and Brian said...

You have such a beautiful family!!