Bethlehem joined our family when she was 7 years old. She came to us from an orphanage in Ethiopia where she lived with her 4 year-old brother, Tomas. Her hair had a reddish tint to it, she was so malnourished. Her face had numerous white patches we were told were “vitiligo,” which we were told was a condition with no “cure.” (Obviously, “they” were wrong.)
I love her name – Bethlehem Magdalena. Isn’t that wonderful? She is a beautiful person, inside and out, who has overcome tremendous obstacles. She has a remarkable eye for fashion and especially creating awesome outfits on a budget. She is outgoing, gregarious and beloved by her friends.