Today, I was introduced to someone new at church.
"This is Emily. She's in the PsyD program, and she adopted my family."
A nearby college student piped up, "Ha! Mine too!"
Another one, "Ours too. She hangs out with my grandparents."
At that moment, Michael, my "Oregon dad" walked by and patted the top of my head.
"Emily, you're just like that girl in Uganda."
By "that girl in Uganda", we clarified, he meant Katie Davis... If you don't know the story, you should definitely check it out, as it's pretty amazing.
A girl about my age moved to Uganda for a gap year after high school and ended up staying.
She now runs a large child sponsorship program and has adopted thirteen young girls.
I can totally see the similarities between us.
My careful ensuring that I have at least one invitation to dinner every night of the week,
is exactly like someone who moved across the world from her family,
broke up with the love of her life,
works like crazy to feed a town full of people,
and is a full-time single mom to thirteen children.
I'm so glad someone finally noticed.