This blog is an attempt to capture a variety of essays in one place. Most of them are about life with my daughter, Selam, adopted from Ethiopia in 2009. But others might be about church (I’m a PCUSA pastor), faith, cats, work, and Diet Coke.
The title comes from a line in Dan Zanes’ song “Jump Up” which has always been a favorite Selam and Mommy dance tune. The lyrics can be found here:
http://www.danzanes.com/songbook/family-dance/jump-up. I actually wanted to name it “I love, love love you” which is my favorite phrase from the song, but that one is taken. I dare you to listen to that song without wanting to dance with a kid or two or ten.