Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wednesday, October 15th

Today was rather uneventful. I did some grocery shopping and went and bought some stuff for the girls in the morning. My faciliatator headed back to Kiev with our paperwork last night and I'm by myself in this garden paradise. Thank God for my friends the Parkers who are staying in the same hotel. We get together every night for dinner -- that's a nice break to speak some English. However, when my driver came to pick me up this afternoon he brought me a surprise -- his 22 year old daughter who happens to be an English teacher!!!! It made my day. She is adorable and speaks perfect English. She came to the orphanage with me and translated for the kids and me which makes life much easier. The kids seemed a little shy today and I think it was as a result of Tanya being with me. The kids asked that I bring them diaries tomorrow with locks on them so that they can start writing about this experience. They also want me to bring a soccer ball when I come back tomorrow. Ironically, Tanya took me to a real neat kids store on they way home and they had everything the kids wanted. They'll be happy tomorrow. There are no store fronts with goods in the windows for the merchants in this town. The only thing businesses have advertising their shops are the names on the building. If you can't speak Russian, a lot of good that does. Tanya said she would take me shopping. Sorry Jamesy, I do need to have a little fun! Until next time, Heather

4 comments:

Megan O'Meara said...

Heather and Jim,

I just wanted to let you know how much you have been on my mind during this process. Sorry for not posting sooner. I'm praying for everything to go quickly and smoothly. Keep your strength up, you're doing great!

Love,
Megan

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

You seem to be doing fine on your own. Congratulations to finding your girls

adopting2fromUkraine said...

I'm so glad you have someone there with you now. I've been following the Parkers blog too and told them about 'Decept' (dessert) yogurt:)

The good thing about shopping there is that your money can sometimes go a little further;)

June

Anonymous said...

Hi Jim and Heather!! I'm Stefano from Rome..and I'm very happy for you both for that fantastic news I have. I'm sure you will be perfect parents for that girls and them will be happy to have you in the life...
Congratulation and best wishes for everything.
Stef.