UNDATED (CBS) -- The parents of the Pakistani school girl who survived a Taliban attack are now in Britain with their daughter. Her father fought back tears at a news conference.
Malala Yousafzai has her family at her side more than two weeks after a Taliban gunman tried to assassinate her.
Her father called it an emotional reunion. Ziauddin Yousafzai says, "For some time, we all cried a little bit, and she asked her mother, how are the other two girls?"
Those girls are classmates of Malala who were injured in the attack on their school bus in Pakistan.
Malala suffered the worst injuries; the Taliban militant put a bullet in her head. Her father says, "The person who attacked her, they wanted to kill her. But I will simply say that she fell temporarily. She will stand again and she can stand now."
The last time he saw his daughter she was at a hospital in Pakistan after doctors removed the Taliban's bullet.
Doctors hope having her family here at the hospital will help her recover even faster. They say Malala's progress has been remarkable. She even managed a big smile for her parents. Her father says, "There were tears in her eyes, out of happiness, out of happiness."
Earlier this year, Malala was in the spotlight for her bravery.
She won awards for taking a stand against the Taliban as she fought for the education of girls in Pakistan.
Her father says he is proud of his daughter's activism and vows Malala will return to Pakistan when she gets better.
He worried the family would need to plan for her funeral. He says, "I'm thankful to God." But he says now they are celebrating a miracle.
Her family says Malala is asking for books, to catch up on her homework before school exams.