Sending SunnyMOH off to Thailand

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♥!

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  2. Hannah says:

    I hope they don’t mind me stalking them! You know how much I absolutely love traveling the world and when I’m locked up in Gainesville stalking travel blogs is the second best thing!

    So happy for them and hey, now you have an excuse to visit Thailand!

  3. Mrs Gator says:

    @Hannah: I know, right? They seem to be doing well over there so far! I’m so happy to still be connected with them while they are gone. The Internet is an amazing thing!!!

  4. Thanks Kim for writing a wonderful article about us on your website. It is a wonderful thing to know that we have love and support from so many people! The article meant a lot to me. I am glad we were able to see you both before we left as we don’t know when we will be back to visit. Also thank you so much again for creating us a blog and for putting the word out there. I am happy people are able to read, follow, and ask any questions about refugees or Thailand in particular. Thank you again. Miss you both!

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