Many difficult situations occurred before our leaving, though I can't really blog about them. I will let you know that I won't be bringing my dossier with me for D. I've cried for a week over this, but it's time to just deal with the facts and keep moving forward. I have no idea how I'll afford yet another trip over there to submit my papers this summer. No idea. but I'm going to leave that dilemma up to God.
I am going to try to blog every day while we are away. We'll be in Moscow from the 23rd to the 26th, then Kemerovo from the 27th to the 5th of June. Pray for safe and easy travel, and that we accomplish all we can in this too-brief visit. Between us four travellers, we are bringing eight gigantic duffle bags full of donations for the orphanage. Each of us managed to pack all our personal belongings into our carry-on backpacks. I'll take photos of our parade of bags tomorrow.
Things I'm excited about? Of course seeing Anya and D are at the top of the list, but also -- seeing the other orphanage kids, my Shakespeare students, my friend Svetlana, Nastia's grandmother and aunt and cousin, are all right up there. In addition, getting to experience this trip through Bridget's eyes will be a huge treat, as will getting to eat my favorite Russian soup again.