Sunday, September 28, 2008

The First Week

Thank you to those who have been praying for me and watching this blog faithfully. Life on the road moves so quickly and I can hardly believe that we have already had a week of concerts. Sometimes it feels like so much more than that becuase so much is crammed into our weeks. We have had 9 concerts since last Saturday (four were mini concerts at the same church). I am amazed at how quickly the kids are adapting to American culture. Sometimes it is a good thing and sometimes it is a not so good thing :) I've already noticed their English getting noticably better. It feels like I am travelling with a bunch of movie stars sometimes because everybody wants to talk to them and take pictures and pinch their cheeks and spoil them. I have to be the "mean" auntie who tries to protect them and make sure their are not comletely spoiled, but so far all of our host families have been wonderful. We have enjoyed big fluffy beds, amazing food, and adventures to the park, etc. The other night Lydia and Gladys and I enjoyed a nice ride to the park in a convertable, which was a grand new experience. Imagine a car with no roof! The fluffy white dog in the front seat, on my lap was an added bonus :) Today we took a few of the kids on a carousel ride and they were all smiles and squeals of joy. We also took the kids swimming for the first time at the YMCA which was quite an adventure. They were very ambitious and excited, for people who have never swam before. I had to rescue Racheal from drowning in the deep end when she followed the big boys down the slide. Yikes! Tomorrow we start school so I am frantically trying to get lesson plans done. Pray for me as I try to figure out how to do this school on the road thing. We are excited to start! If you have access to my facebook account, check out all the pictures I have posted. If not, then I will try to figure out how to post pictures here soon.

Auntie Angela

3 comments:

uncle steve said...

mmm...and uncle steve had to be rescued to. how sad...

Chris said...

Hey good to finally hear from you. I have been checking this every day. It is so addicting! I love hearing about what is going on. It sounds like you had quite the time with the kids. it is sounds so fun to be experiencing this new world with them. I am glad all is well in your world. Good luck with the new teaching experience.

Anonymous said...

Hi Angela, I think of you and "my girls" Gladys and Lydia daily. I pray that you are all doing well, staying healthy and seeing God's goodness every day. I hope to see you tomorrow in Wheaton. Please let me know if you need anything. I have some "school supplies" for you. Glad you were able to get to Moody and Chicago. I am so proud of you Angela...you are an amazing young woman. God's Blessings

Carol