October 18, 2022. Day 243 of war.
It's been over 240 days since my parents heard the first russian artillery firing at their home city of Kharkiv, Ukraine. With the winter knocking on the door and russian terrorism ruining civilian infrastructure and leaving people in Ukraine without power and heating, the list of choices for my parents got shorter and shorter.
They left the country a couple of days ago and are now refugees in Europe. Many things are up in the air but at the moment they are safe and have a place to stay, electricity, water, and internet. A new cat is trying to befriend them :) I will post some updates once in a while but for now, I am happy to report that they are working on not being afraid of airplanes and mastering a “thank you” in a new language.