Friday, September 12, 2008

Takin' a Crack at Creole

At Leslie's recommendation I ordered up my copy of Simple Language for Adoptive Families. I'm praying this will help bridge the communication gap with Anchise while I am in Haiti. It will also be good reading/listening material while I am on the plane and on the ride to Colleen's house.

I can't believe I will hold her in 14 days. Reality is sinking in & I am a little beside myself - dare I say I am little giddy! I know I will probably be completely overwhelmed once I am there, but to know I will actually see her sweet face in person makes me smile. God is good!

11 comments:

Katy said...

Yay!! Good luck!! Do you have the CD to go with it? I try to practice when I get a free moment.

Kathy said...

I was just looking it over today and sitting here saying, "Mwen se manman ou" over and over (I am your mommy).

livingpurereligion said...

Very helpful book! Glad your learning Creole!!! It will be worth all of the effort that you put into it!

Greg's Wife said...

It IS a very helpful book! It will be fun for your other kids, too. So excited you'll be seeing her soon. I woke up imagining it this morning! I think she's going to do so well with you!

Kathy Eden said...

Learning some Creole is good but I found out it's not necessary to communicate to your kids. They somehow understand you...the love language is much more powerful than the spoken language :o)

Dawn S. said...

All I know how to say is, "I am your mama" and Lee knows how to say "I am your papa" but we are learning more! :)

Amanda said...

OH Do have fun learning Creole! I can't wait to learn some myself.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

wooohoooo! Less than 2 weeks!

Lena Wright said...

Cool! I picked up a colorful picture dictionary...it's been helpful....I'm learning a few words here and there too....I used the creole and english words in the scrapbook i made for the boys...

Thanks for sharing-I'm going to look into getting a copy of this book-since it's geared toward adoptive fams.

Hugs!

Lena Wright said...
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Lena Wright said...

oops, for some reason, got a duplicate post of my comment. I deleted the 2nd one.

Sorry.