We live in consistent inconsistency, so don’t worry if this is completely confusing.
In short: we had two ladies baking for Flour & Flowers–Pyo Pyo & Nyein Nyein; plus one organizing flowers–Daw Ma Oo. One of the baking ladies, Nyein Nyein, went back to Burma to see her mother, who was sick and hadn’t met Nyein Nyein’s son yet. She was planning to be gone a week, but that turned into three months. We added another young mother, Pwe Pyu Hey, who has been helping for a few months.
Nyein Nyein is now back, as of this week! We’re thankful to have her, her husband, and little Nyein Htet Zaw back in our lives.
As Pwe Pyu Hey has been such a great help and good addition to the group, we’re keeping all three! Pwe Pyu Hey has asked a couple times over the past month if she would have to stop when Nyein Nyein returned. She really enjoys the work and was delighted when I told her we’d try to keep her on. We had hoped to grow to three employees for bread this year, and here we are!
Thankfully, with the additional bread items we recently added, we should be able to make enough most weeks, and use any overflow to make sure they get a consistent salary each week. And hopefully we’ll continue to grow!
As Stephen and I chatted in the kitchen on Friday, we smiled at our three dear friends. This is a great group and a lovely collection of women and families. They are three great moms, all young and now able to work where their babies can be nearby. They can continue to nurse, they can take a minute to get them to sleep, and they have a nanny teaching the babes English! (That’s me.) It’s so fun to chat with them, laugh with them, and just see healthy families growing. They are married to three good men with four children between them.
And now that we have three skilled women working in the kitchen, including Pyo Pyo as manager, I’m mostly there to oversee! I step in when someone is nursing, and otherwise I’m the nanny of three infants, particularly as of this week when the older kids are off to school!
We’re so thankful for this trio of ladies and their babes filling our home every week!