Ej Jematen ri-Majel Kia!


  As we were leaving the restaurant on Ebeye the other night, Bubu and Jimma pulled me aside.  As the others went ahead Jimma said he had a question for me.  He pointed at J and asked, "He's your full brother, not half, not adopted?"  I said that J was but asked why he thought that and Jimma said, "You're so much darker than he is- you don't look alike!".  I smiled and started to show him my arm, with my tan on one side and pale on the other and to explain that I looked like this since I've been here for four years but I stopped myself halfway through.  I pointed at my arm, then at his and said, "Ej jematen ri-Majel kia!" (I'm  half Marshallese now!)  We all just about died laughing there in the street and when she could talk again, Bubu said that of cousre I was, I'm her daughter from Majuro.  Oh, how blessed we are to have Bubu and Jimma for our family!


  1. This post makes me smile all the way down to my toes!

  2. Awwww, so funny and sweet.

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.


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