Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wednesday - Halle can read

This was day 5 for Halle in the hospital. The girls are getting stir crazy. There was another one from the orphanage in today. They were being silly, but not bad. I just hope they get out tomorrow. We probably won't know about that until tomorrow. We also may lose our room tomorrow, because they have another soccer game and the opposing team's fans have reserved the whole hotel. We have been paying a few days at a time, because there is no way to know how long we will be here. Therefore, we may have to move tomorrow. We are waiting to hear from them on that tonight. We were impressed today when Halle pulled out my passport and started reading "Laura Marie Parish", "visa", etc. They had told us they were learning some English, mainly the alphabet, but we didn't expect her to read so well. They can count to ten, and say a few more English phrases. We had asked her last week if she wanted to practice English, and her reply was "No, I'll just wait until I get to the United States, and then I'll learn very fast" (through our translator). We are not doubting that she will. Our oldest son, Nick, left for college today. I wish we could have made it back for him. We are very appreciative of good friends that are helping him in our absence. The pictures are of the hospital and our favorite pizza place, which we ate at tonight.


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry Halle is still in the hospital. I know it's difficult in this country to see your child ill when we understand what is going on so it has to be even worse for you there. We're praying for her health so that she can spend more time with you. I saw Nick and Holly yesterday and got to talk to them about college. Don't worry Laura, he seemed to have everything pretty well under control and was very glad that you and Brad had a little distraction (Halle).

Love and Prayers!


Anonymous said...

Bear just came though and is heading back to Chanute. She is exhausted but had a great time with Andrew.

Speaking of Andrew . . . with all this time on your hand while you wait for the court date, maybe you all should consider car shopping for Andrew.

I think he would really appreciate an early 1980's Russian Lada sedan. I bet you could pick one up for 100 USD. Shipping it home and getting it tagged might be costly . . . . . but think how cool Thumper would be.

If not a Lada, think about an old East German Traben. They have two stoke motors and sound like big lawn mowers!

Hope all is well,
Auntie Sue and Uncle Bart

MamaPoRuski said...

Wow! Yes, she will learn quickly! So sorry she still has to stay at the hospital, but how wonderful for her to have your visits! Praying for a quick court process and journey home! God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Laura, Brad, we've been following the blog since your Dad sent the link. What an amazing journey you have had & continue to have. We are thrilled for you. We send lots of love & keep you all in our prayers.

God Bless!
Beth, Chris, Ryan & Danielle

PS I can't believe Nick is in college!!!

Anonymous said...

We are still praying for you guys and can't wait until you get back. We've got two days of school under our belt and all's well. Everyone at school enjoyed your Gilligan's Island spoof and appreciated all the time you put into it.

Randy and Becki