I really didn’t send her to Thailand, she went on her own accord. So don’t get your panties in a twist thinking I sent my maid of honor off to a foreign country. :-)
This week we bid farewell to Sunny MOH and her husband, Groomsman S, as they embarked on their journey to Thailand. For the past few years, Sunny MOH and her hubby have been working with organizations in Jacksonville helping refugees from Burma (and many other countries) become acclimated to a life in America. Before coming to the States, many of the refugees had never rode in cars before, worked jobs, let alone had a place to call their ‘own.’ Our friends were deeply impacted by these refugees and wanted to help those still suffering in Southeast Asia. Thus began their long (and arduous) preparations for their move to Thailand. They spent many months saving $$$, selling all their belongings, receiving tons of vaccinations, till finally, they were off the ‘grid’ completely (no car, apartment, job, etc).
As of now, their plans are to live in Thailand for about 2 or so years, teaching English, learning about the culture, and helping others (among many, many other things, which you can catch on their blog). They are both amazing individuals – so giving and selfless. They are a true inspiration to Mr. Knight and I.
Us with SunnyMOH and Groomsman S at our Wedding. :-)
photo by Starks Photography
Bidding farewell to our friends this past Sunday. They left for their 44 hour journey to Thailand on Tuesday.
photo taken on Mr. Knight’s iPhone
Since our Expat friends will be spending so long abroad, Mr. Knight and I (okay… well mostly I) put together a blog for Sunny MOH and Groomsman S so they would have a place to talk about their journey, their experiences, and their work. Also, having a blog makes it easy for them to keep all their family and friends up-to-date on what they are doing and expose their loved ones to the beautiful culture of Southeast Asia.
Sunny MOH and Groomsman S’s blog:
Our Adventures in Southeast Asia
Groomsman S has been really good at writing everyday. If you ever wondered what it was like to live in Thailand (or Asia in general), or would just like something refreshing and new to read, I highly recommend heading over to their blog. Be sure to show them some sweet gator love♥!