I cannot believe how quickly time has gone by. It will be two months in Thailand this week. I must admit that the time seemed to drag on forever, but when I hit the one month mark I feel like the fast forward button has been pushed. The weeks are over before I know it. I have somewhat of a set schedule, I work at various houses during the week. I thought I would give you a look into my life to see what my daily life is like...
Baby House day. I don't think there is anything that will lift your spirits more than spending the day hanging out with babies. The Compasio babies are being taken care of temporarily until their mothers are released from prison. I usually arrive around 8:00 am and my day consists of playing with the kids, feeding them lunch, taking a nap, playing some more, feeding them dinner, bathing them, and getting them ready for bed. That nap is a lifesaver. Running after four 2-3 year olds and a six year old can be tiring.
(Just the white girls L-R Jade, Steph, Sia, Mila, Me, Ashlee, Kelly)
We have our staff meeting and I usually hang around the office writing or doing whatever needs to be done.
I help at the drop in center where we get to spend time with the street kids of Mae Sot. We cook breakfast, watch cartoons, and do arts and crafts. We try to go out to the street a few times a week to spend time with them as well :)
Compasio has recently begun building relationship with the families who live in the garbage dump. Every Thursday we visit to do basic medical treatment, coloring, laughing, and just being friends.
Usually Friday is market day and I will go with the Thai staff to buy large quantities of eggs, fruit, vegetables, rice, and Burmese fish paste (something I could live without smelling) which we deliver to the Compasio houses as well as to some families that we support. I also write up some stories and edit some photos I've taken over the week which I send to our main office in Chiang Mai. That is the media part of my job :)
My day off. Never the same. Always goes by too quickly.
I will work at either the baby house or safe house in the morning so that the Thai staff can attend Church. I go to an English speaking house Church in the afternoon and in the evening I attend Burmese Church.
I am studying Burmese 2-3 hours a day, everyday. I meet with my teacher for an hour 5 days a week and I like to practice reading, writing, and speaking on my own and with Burmese friends.
So! There you have it, a glance into my life, however, things change every day, but I would not want it any other way :)
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever... I will tell of all your deeds.