28 August 2009

I'm Here!

I've landed in Paris! And it is BEAUTIFUL! Good friends met me at the airport, took me for a tour, helped me get a cell phone, and dropped me at the language school. I'm unpacked in my little tiny room, and this will be home for the year.

I have a lot of hard work ahead of me, but I keep reminding myself "French is so easy kids learn it!" So, item number one on my to-do list: BECOME CHILDLIKE! Once I get a library card I'm going to start hanging out with the picture books. Although, it was recommended that I watch soap operas, as they tend to speak slowly and show cultural things like weddings and funerals and birthdays, etc. And you never know when it will be important to have phrases like "You mean, you're my twin brother who was seperated from me at birth and rased by a pack of gypsies in Luxemburg???" And "Oh Pierre, my love, you've been in a coma for 17 years, but you haven't wrinkled or gone gray yet!" So I'll have to keep a look out for creative ways to learn me some French.

I have already found two families that I attended a pre-field training course with back last summer. One family has been here since January and showed us around town. What a blessing to have some familiar faces! PTL!

Okay, I need to get going. One quick point of prayer, I got an email today about the tragic murders of the son of a family friend and his girlfriend. He was 19, she was 18, both sophomores at VA Tech. Please be lifting these grieving families up! What immense heartbreak.

1 comment:

Beth Anne said...

Whoo hoo!!!!! Glad you made it safe. :D