For today's purposes, however, MIA stands for Mya In Africa.
She was an amazing little travel partner. And while I can't say I loved/understood her movie choices on the plane ride over and back (she watched Rio, a movie she has already seen, 5 times), I do love her heart. She jumped right in with the kids she met, rarely complained and was generally one step ahead of us wherever we went.
My favorite Mya quote from the trip: "Mom, the world is a lot bigger place than I thought."
She was not ready to leave Zambia, but I have a feeling she will be back someday.
Maybe she will return as an artist/teacher/missionary just like Aunt Leslie.
Below is a clip/compilation of watching MIA (Mya In Africa).