Sunday, July 01, 2007

Laughter...the International Language

Tonight as the kids said their prayers, they were especially thankful for their new friends Sadi and Samuel. (They are Tabea's little sister and brother) We spent the afternoon relaxing on the Danube river, eating lunch, swimming and playing. Our kids don't know enough German to carry on a conversation and the other kids didn't know enough English, yet they played, shared and laughed...a lot! It was precious to watch them at times try to use the German words they did know, like "Grosser Fisch" which translated means big fish! Sometimes they sort of made up their own language by pointing or making arm gestures. I am so proud of them! They are really making an effort to make friends, communicate and become integrated with life here.


Kim said...

What a blessing! Give the kiddos hugs and kisses from us. love, Kim

Amy Ross said...

Looks like lots of fun! I'm glad the kids got some fellowship...praying for you today as you apt. hunt!

Jeff and Jodie said...


Are you the one with the speedo in the Danube?


Shannon said...

It looks gorgeous. How fun. We're jealous - we certainly don't go swimming in the Thames!!! :)