Wednesday, October 21, 2009
wait, what did you just say???
So there's this guy at our church in Jacmel named Hugues. (Pronounced, "Eeg.") I literally think he's my favorite person I have met here in Haiti. He's just one of those people you have to love. He's the guy who's always around and always willing to help. And when he helps, he has a good attitude and stays right in there until the end-- not leaving until everything is done. He is super-great with kids and leads children's church with Nixon and Sandra. My kids love him. Everyone loves him. But because my Kreyol is not yet stellar, I always feel like I am saying the same things over and over to him.
Today I was over picking up my kids at school and saw Hugues. I wanted him to come meet my mother so I asked him if he'd like to join us for lunch. He came over and I began to introduce him to my mother. Hugues says, (in English), "It's nice to meet you. I saw you in church on Sunday speaking to the deaf people but I never was able to get over to say hello."
I'm all like, "What the heck? Hugues, you speak ENGLISH?"
Yeah, he does. A lot. Way more than I speak Kreyol.
Seriously. That would have been really nice to know SIX MONTHS AGO.