Arriving from the Refugee Camp in Thailand

Arriving from the Refugee Camp in Thailand
The Mying Mying family

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Two Days After Arrival

Jill & Jacinda have been following up with the family, and they were happy to discover that the family is already making more friends! The apartment was full of people, just as we have often encountered with the Lams (the family we sponsored from Burma last year).

Ah Gate and Po Lone were wearing the shirts Jill had picked out and they looked very nice. The girls looked very pretty as they were wearing some of the clothes from the Kvittam-Barr girls.

Jill set up the time for Don and Yuqin to go clothes shopping with the family on Saturday. To help them to understand when they'd come for them, she drew a picture of a clock and Jacinda drew a July calendar.

Jacinda brought a music player, much to the delight of the girls. She tried to get them to know it was to share; I'm sure they all will.

Po Lone is actually doing better with English today. Although Jill's Burmese pronunciation always seems to be different (we think she has an accent from NoSa's area, because he's the one that has been helping her with her Burmese), everyone has been perfectly happy to help her. They were pleased when she said "good-bye" the way they taught her, although they did confirm that she also knew how to say it another way. Now she must practice both ways.

Although Ah Gate doesn't speak (he was partially paralyzed by a stroke 5 years ago), he seems very aware of all that is going on, so that is good.

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