Tagged: summer 2015

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We’re still alive.

I haven’t written anything because I’m having trouble finding the right words to say. Sometimes it’s difficult to explain things accurately with snippets of photos and words. People are quick to form judgements, because as humans that’s what we do best–we judge everything from our own point of view in order to create the reality we believe to be true. That age old dichotomy of reality vs. perception, you know? There are things I can’t say because you wouldn’t understand. It’s...

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He’s Here!

Tyler: You’re forcing me to adopt a Ukrainian teenage boy, and I love it. What have you done to me? Igor is 11 this year. We first met him when he was 8! It’s like he never left. Are there even any words?? We went swimming in a pool that belongs to my in-laws’ friends this afternoon as soon as Tyler and Igor arrived from the airport. Henry can swim. Igor took this picture of me and the one of Rosie....

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Just a quick update to say…

The visa appointment was on Thursday. I was so nervous. I woke up every ten minutes all night long to check my phone, and to check the time to see if it was 3:30 in the morning yet. (9:30 a.m. Ukraine time.) Finally I woke up at it was 4:30 and I had a message from the coordinator. Unofficial news: The kids say they all got visas! Preliminary excitement! I was wide awake at that point. About half an hour later...

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Skype.

Igor loves that his roommate is letting him borrow the phone to Skype with us. He doesn’t say much on Skype, he just wants to look at me. The other day I let Rosie Skype with him while I was getting Henry to sleep and Igor said, “Call back when this Mom is here, ok?” He’s so cute. It’s funny, I mean you don’t typically think of an eleven year old boy from halfway around the world as being so lovable,...