Recently we have been learning familial terms. It is fun to be able to see this is my husband, daughter, son....
The most exciting thing was that today I was actually able to tell one of my new friends that my " older sister" had a baby today. A baby girl!!! I could also say that she has 4 kids now three girls and 1 boy!
COMMUNICATION!!! It is things like this that keep me pushing forward to dig deeper and learn more.
But it is hard...it is hard that my sister one of my best friends in the whole world just had a beautiful amazing baby girl and I am so far away. Yes, I have seen pictures and even been able to facetime a couple times. Which I am SOOO thankful for. But my heart breaks when I think that this precious baby girl could be about 4 years old the first time I really get to meet her. Just hard sometimes!!!
Another hard thing happened today. We have had a hard time connecting with people on our road, especially the kids. They often run away when we come outside to play with them. Stella has turned to making them gifts and bring them toys and food to try and get them to play with her. It is so hard to watch her want to play with them so bad...but they just run away :( Today she looked at me with sad eyes and said Mom please just tell them not to run away. Tell them I want to be their friend. I said baby I wish that I could but I don't know how to speak their language. She said but you have brown skin like them so they like you...you can tell them. Oh man! Heart breaking!!! But we are making some progress with th kids and I am thankful for that. We practice our few phrases "please come in" over and over again!!!