Inspiration Motherhood Overseas Life

Language learning and not giving up…

September 24, 2016

Even though we have already been overseas for 2 years, my language is super limited. Generally, I can shop, ride taxis, and order food at a restaurant. Beyond these normal activities though, I have great difficulty in this area of my life.

Our 1st year here, we enthusiastically signed up for language classes together as a family. My husband and kids took off  with it. But class after class, I became increasingly overwhelmed. And eventually after countless months of still not remembering stuff, I gave up in my heart.

I continued to physically attended classes that year and our 2nd year, but my attitude changed from personally wanting to acquire this new language, to being content with my husband and kids learning the language.

In August, we came back for this 3rd year and I find myself more and more frustrated that I still can’t have normal conversations with people. The Lord has used this frustration to re-motivate me to try again.

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I found a local language helper to come to my home 2 days a week, 3 hours at a time. I already had 2 classes this week and I survived! This class is just for me, I have no husband or children to hide behind😜.

Please pray for me as I embark on this old, but new journey…😇

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