This past week, what I was finally waiting for came-My Thai Breakthrough!
I was able to read a short story (in Thai) and translate it. I have been able to talk a little more with the Thai staff and then it really came to be when I went sea canoeing on Sunday. There were phrases spoken in Thai, that it was like second nature to translate it. Furthermore, the Thai staff was surprised that I spoke their language, and they were drawn to me…for the entire trip.
I ended up getting to know every staff member on the boat. While everyone else was looking at the amazing wonder God created, I was talking in Thai to the Boat Staff. I learned some new words, cracked so many jokes, and had a great time. I even got a personal ‘insiders’ tour of the islands.
It was such an amazing end to a week. The breakthrough feeling is so cool. Everything seems to be coming together. I can hold a conversation now. YAY! I still have a lot to learn, this is just the start! And this excites me!
I was amazed of how the staff would approach me. I didn’t have to do anything. All it took was the one conversation with one person, and it snowballed from there. News spread, and each staff member approached me and we had a conversation. By the end to the day, everyone knew my name and I nearly cried. They became family to me in such a short time. (They even gave me gifts as I left.)
I hope that I will be able to cross their paths again soon. Until then, I thank Jesus for treating me like a Queen today. Through these relationships, I felt honored and blessed tremendously.
P.S.S Enjoy some pictures from my trip