A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
A dear sweet friend passed away today. Samah worked as a switchboard operator at the US Embassy here in Amman. She was a local hire, and Devin supervised her. Samah has become a special friend to us while we've been here. She is blind, but very funny and loving. We shared our audio books with her, and discussed books that we've read. The kids loved playing with her and bringing her chocolate. We always stopped by when we were picking up our mail just to say hi.
One special day, we took her to the embassy park to have a picnic and play on the swings and slide! She had NEVER been on the swings or the slide!!!!!
Another special day, she came to our house for the day. We went to Jingo's Jungle with the kids at the end of their school year and took Samah with us--where she experienced her very first roller coaster ride! We all got on the roller coaster with her, and we all closed our eyes so we could feel what she would feel. It was a special day for all of us.
She was always full of smiles and laughs and funny things to say. She often told us she didn't know what she would do when we left next year. It never once occurred to me that she would leave first.
Samah, we will miss you. My happy thought, though, is that now, for the first time, you can see. That makes me smile. I hope you can see it.
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