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Harder Family

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Holiday Hosting: Day 6-7

Philippians 4:4 "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!"

It has been such a joy to experience "new" things with Parker as he discovers new things in America. Since he is here for "winter camp" - that is what the orphanage tells the kids when they come to America, we want to make sure we are letting him have the full experience. He has been asking about skiing, which we do not do in this house. So, we opted to take him sledding and he had a blast. Saturday we are going roller skating with the cousins and next week we are going ice skating. 

The past two days have been filled with different appointments. We visited the dentist and we discovered that he had no cavities and his teeth all look great. Yesterday, we went to the doctor and the doctor said everything looks amazing. We are blessed to have a pediatrician in our group that speaks Mandarin. She was able to ask him all kinds of questions and help discover anything extra. She told us that Parker is in great health! She says that his Chinese (both written and spoken) is great, he knows math (multiplication, division, adding, and subtracting), and seems overall a pretty sharp kid. We knew he was sharp since he has been spending hours playing with our Snap Circuit. He just looks at the pictures and is able to put together complicated snap circuits!! This is great information to discover while he is here in America. His medical file, according to what we see, is inaccurate. This information will be helpful for his future parents  to have a better understanding of who he is.

Parker had a blast in the car wash. It's worth the 50 seconds to see the joy on his face. (He thought I was taking his picture, so he was posing).

Each day more of his personality is emerging. Could you be the family he is longing for? If you are interested in finding out more information, please contact Meredith Chambers at Great Wall: 512-323-9595 or meredith@gwca.org

If you are interested in meeting Parker while he is in the United States, you can email Meredith to find out how we can set up a time. Parker is staying in Chicago until 1/13. 

1 comment:

  1. I love the updates. I pray that he finds his family and they find him through this experience. I tried watching the car wash video but the pinterest symbol appears right on the play button. If I click elsewhere, it just opens the picture. I couldn't figure out how to watch the video. Just FYI.