All along it hasn't concerned me too much about being able to communicate with our boys. They are little and we are creative so I figured we would just figure it out. Lots of charades and pointing and pictures should do the trick for us. But then I started thinking about how frustrating it is when you don't understand the people around you or when they can't understand you. It feels almost paralyzing. I am sure there will be times that it will be frustrating for both of us (mommy and child). Like you are trapped in a box and you can't get out.
Specifically I have been wondering about comforting them when they are sad or grieving. Or what if they are sick and I don't know they are trying to tell they need help. Will we be able to meet their needs when they require something? Not sure. I know that God's grace is sufficient. And I know it will be almost comical at times. I know that they will learn quickly and pick up our English fast. And I know that the girls will be HUGE helpers when it comes to this. The boys will learn so much from them.
But I am wondering if there is some seasoned advice out there for this. Can you pass on some Amaharic phrase book advice? The truth is, by the time they come to learn English, it will be the third language they have been exposed to. Any tips on this one????
Dear Sweet Peas,
It will be an adventure as we learn to communicate with each other. Hopefully we can giggle about it when we are stuck and confused. But I hope and pray that you always understand how much we love you and are there to care for you.