Friday, December 18, 2009

the only Creole he knows...

Our family at the boys' dedication at church

and the most important word, in my opinion. priye (pray)
I think it is a bit sad that he does not know his native language anymore.
This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get as adopted parents...
"Do they remember any Creole?"
No, not really.
E. is learning English quickly.
Today we had a great little 3 year old to mama conversation about Christmas
and Jesus.
And how he was born on Christmas Day,
in a manger.
E. had no idea what I was talking about for most of the conversation.
But after I was done with my short explanation about Jesus' birthday,
E. said the sweetest thing a mama could hear.
Mama, can we priye?

Oh be still my heart.
We prayed
and hugged
and snuggled.
God has awesome things planned for this boy, I just know it.

2 comments:

One Crowded House said...

oh- I love that... sweet boy.

Stevenson forgot his Creole within the first month. I don't think his vocabulary was that big anyway- so it wasn't too hard to forget. He can still remember a few words (that we reinforce) but that is it. It is sad.

Kathy C. said...

I hope mine will keep some of their language but since we don't live near a Haitian community it's unlikely.