I was born in Ethiopia and raised in Kenya as the child of missionaries. I currently live in California with my husband and two sons. The life I lead today could not be more different than the childhood I experienced. And yet, my world view, my values, and my perspective on daily life are all greatly shaped by the life I lived in Africa. While I may sink new roots into the soil of life here, my deepest roots, the roots of my heart, are firmly nestled in the beautiful, raw, warm soil of Africa.