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.
Yes, please, continue to give news. I am so happy to hear that they are safe, and moved at the depth of soul they bring to this terrible chapter in their -- in the world's -- common life. Your mutual love and courage is inspiring and enriches us all. Many, many thanks -- beyond words.ReplyDelete
Yes, please continue to keep us posted about them. So happy they are in a safe place now.ReplyDelete
Yes, please do continue to let us know how they are. I have been following these posts with great interest; it must be so difficult for you. Your posts have been so helpful to understand the horror on the ground and the difficulties coping with every day life. They have been so inspiring to read about, as they not only cope, but keep their sense of humour and joy at the small things they find to keep their spirits up. As said before, many, many, thanks - beyond words.ReplyDelete
Please continue sharing these updates if you are up for it! I am so sorry they had to leave, but I'm glad to hear they are in a safer place.ReplyDelete