Elizabeth Grow

‘I felt in my heart Tewabe and I had a serious connection, but my brain kept telling me this was too crazy, too different, to make it work.’: Woman shares beautiful international, multicultural love story

“Dogs in rural Ethiopia can be quite aggressive. Tewabe gently pulled me to his side. ‘I don’t want the dog to get you because I love you.’ I was shocked. He did not completely realize the cultural significance of his words. Yet I was living in an alternate reality at that moment, so I said it back: ‘I love you too.'”

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