Our Latest Refugee Family – Rahmo, Mohamed, and Masud
We brought the Angel tree gifts and the boys were just up from a nap and eating when we arrived. Rahmo (the mom) made us tea and the boys (Mohamed—3 yrs old and Masud—2 yrs old) pulled stuffed animals and cars and books out of the bags. They both really loved the matchbox cars– Masud was afraid of the stuffed animals! There was a generous amount of clothes for both boys and a target gift card. They were so happy with the gifts.
Rahmo wanted to go to Aldi so she left the boys with her Somali neighbor down the hall. We took her shopping at Aldi and she did well finding her way around and using her card. Her vocabulary is pretty good. Afterwards she wanted to go to Target to use her gift card so we took her and she bought a large box of diapers and warm hats with earflaps for the boys. She didn’t have any money at all so was careful not to go over the $50 total. Both times we’ve visited she has talked about needing diapers for Masud.
We spent a total of about 3 hours with her and when we got back and helped her load in, the boys were crying and very happy to see her. She is a very busy momma!
She really doesn’t like the cold and I don’t think the kids get outside very often. Hopefully the warmer clothes they’ve been getting will help them feel more comfortable with getting out.
Julie Caruso, mentor for the refugee family.