I am so excited to be meeting some new babies and starting with another family! My name is Leham Bekele, I am the oldest of three girls at 23. My younger sisters are twins and are 22 years old. My parents immigrated here in 1997 from Ethiopia and gave my sisters and I the absolute best start in life. I completed my bachelor of arts at The University of Texas at Austin in 2021 and am currently pursuing a masters degree in marriage and family therapy, with an interest in working with children. I have a 2 year old spaniel mix pup that I love to absolute pieces and has brought nothing but love and light into my life. I am very musically inclined, having sang in choirs since I was 12 and played the cello in orchestras the same amount of time. I am always humming something, and quickly humbled when the babe I am caring for asks, ever so kindly, "miss Leham- can you stop singing please?".
Kids are my favorite people on the planet. The make me laugh, every day- and I already laugh a lot! I am a very easy going person and do not take myself too seriously at all. I care about feelings a lot, and find it very important to respect and value each others feelings; I struggled with anxiety a lot as a child, so I have a very soft spot in my heart for anxious kids. I still feel like an anxious kid, but at this point in my life, I believe anxiety has given more to me than it's taken away.
I've had the privilege to travel to some awesome places, including: Ethiopia, Sweden, France, Belgium, Germany and even South Korea. I love languages and learning about cultures and geography and eating all kinds of cool foods. I love art, but I can't draw reliably well (what I mean by that is that I really can't draw at all, but randomly, out of nowhere, I will pull off the most beautiful bird you've ever seen. trust me!) I love being able to get messy and then clean up after a job well done. I love dance parties whether there's music or not! I also love learning and become ridiculously excited when your kid shows me how smart they are (I specifically love working on language development).
I can't wait to meet you and make some new best friends!