After a late night of playing cards and watching a movie on Christmas Eve, we slept in on Christmas Day. We got up for a late breakfast and had just started to pass out presents when the cell phone rang.
The conversation was very broken, but we sorted it out. On the 23rd, we had taken a little boy just under one year old to the hospital with an abscess. He was admitted and had a minor surgery to lance it. And now, he was ready to be discharged.
Christmas isn’t a big deal here–or a deal at all–so the hospital looked entirely like every other day. There were plenty of people there for routine check ups and shots.
And then we made it back to open presents and visit a friends’ house for Christmas dinner in the afternoon.
This painting was done by a migrant student in one of the migrant schools around Mae Sot. They are being sold to raise funds for the education programs. I particularly loved this one, a watercolor of the Burmese markets in Mae Sot. I had suggested we buy it one evening, but Stephen talked me out of it. I sent him back the next day because I found myself wishing we had; he told me it had sold before he got there. Liar! It’s ours 🙂
For Stephen’s gift this year, I got him a new lens for his camera. However, the shipping to Thailand was a little bit much, so it’s visiting the Spurlock home until Gena & Karen come for a visit at the end of January. I made this paper lens for him to open on Christmas.