Monday, March 3, 2008

BUSTED!

So we got home from our family's house late on Saturday night.  We parked the Neva and quietly as mice...Large, Loud, Crying, Screaming & Yelling Mice we made our way up the one flight of stairs to our section/apartment in Serob's three-section House.  No sooner did we pass by Serob's Dad's place did the door fly open and there stood Serob's wife with some strong suggestions that we control our children a little better, oh, and to lock our door (the door that wouldn't lock because the key, which is about 4 inches long, didn't actually LOCK the door), turn off our computers, and a few more things that we might not have understood fully.  Of course, like a good Armenian Mom I was MORTIFIED.  How embarrassing, yes my children are loud (there are many factors that contribute to that state that we will not ponder at this time), yes they cry when they are tired, frustrated, just woken up, hungry, happy, content, have a gunshot wound, etc, but to be told by this woman, our landlord's wife, was too much for me.  I of course went and hid in the bathroom with the children while Kalem took the list of complaints.  But to quote Clarice the Reindeer (voiced and sung by Janet Orenstein), "There's always tomorrow for dreams to come true..."  Red faced jonelle signing off.  Oh, and by the way, Serob's Dad promised to fix our door on Sunday...

4 comments:

Janet said...

Yikes - there are just way too many changes for this American!! WOW! The Lord is really teaching us alot hear! This not go in make some houses teach some families about Christ..........and away you go! Just like we do in Mexico!! This is alot Different!!!!! This is adapting your whole family ...first.......then.....helping them w/ their houses and hopefully teaching them about Christ! WOW - Jonelle - you and your family have made it to the top of our prayer list. Your kids do not even know how serious this is. They are just being kids! NOTHING wrong w/ that! Give them a hug for us!
Be safe & quiet(HA HA)!

Hugs & Prayers & Blessings from the Kiessling family from Fresno, California

Mick Fuller said...

Mrs. Serob would have a few words for our family I am sure. How do they know you don't turn off the computer?
We continue to pray for you. Charles prefers to pray "in his brain" but I'm sure God hears.
Kalem, I like the new haircut! You're finally within FCHS dress code.

Kenj said...

ACK! Oh, I feel for you! We will pray that God will cover you in every area.

Sharla said...

I could send Garrett over (on the next plane) and then you would really be tested.