Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Can you spell that please??

Yesterday was my first day (alone) at work…well, at the new job!  It was a great day.  I don’t know how many people really enjoy getting up and going to work – maybe more than I think – but, if you do, it is indeed a gift.  And, I do.  I thank the Lord for giving me this opportunity.

Yesterday was also the first day of school.  The church and school share the same phone and, so, I answered a lot of calls from parents with school-related questions.  Parents with children with names like:  Nana, Speranza, Ha’lla, Paapa.  Or, perhaps, Aeneas, Ayekie or Abena.  And those are just the first names.

I spent a lot of time asking, “Can you spell that please??”


  1. Oh my goodness...,what country are you working in?

  2. I can imagine the delimma you were put in! I would have asked the same question over & over, too! lol
    I'm glad you're enjoying your job.

  3. WOW...your right. Pretty unusual names. Glad your enjoying it. HUGS!

  4. Part of my job is confirming appts, so I have to try to pronounce some of those names! I'm afraid I mispronounce them more often than not!

  5. Morning Jenn,
    so glad you are enjoying your job so much, it is indeed a gift!
    I have noticed that it seems the names these days are getting a lil more unique (shall we say) all the time, and even if it is a name you recognize it usually has a different spelling than normal. Ahhh.....the guest for uniqueness, I guess! lol
    Blessings sweet friend, Nellie

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  6. This was a fun read, Jennifer, Those were unusual names to have to spell, I like your statement of enjoying going to work, a very thankful heart.
    I read some of your previous posts and enjoyed them, Great pic. of you and Rose, I haven't met any of my blogging friends yet, but am hoping to one day. I am also been putting some fall decorations out this week.
    Thanks so much for visiting me and for taking the time to leave me sweet comment.

  7. Glad you liked your new job! Hang in there... those are some unusual names. I would have asked the same questions. Love & blessings from NC!