Sunday, May 4, 2008
We had the wonderful opportunity to participate in our friend and helper Jeem's wedding. Jeem is from the "Karen Hill Tribe" group, which is one of the many Hill Tribes that occupy Northern Thailand. Jeem and her new husband Somchai were dressed in traditional Karen wedding attire. We walked from her house to the church, which was only one block away. A vast majority of the Hill Tribe people are Christian. I'm glad our girls were able to see a traditional wedding in Thailand. We were the only foreigners present so we kind of attracted attention, especially with two blonde little girls. The ceremony was lovely and afterward we all gathered outside for a traditional Thai dinner. Shelly worked all day making desserts for the dinner, her peanut butter chocolate balls were a big hit! It was an honor to witness and participate in this beautiful wedding.