Then this morning I spoke to the one person I trust to watch over Anya in person, my friend Svetlana. She said Anya was so desperate she was saying she should just do what her friend did - commit suicide. Thank God Svetlana found a way to get to her. I know today that Anya will be safe under Svetlana's care. but all I keep hearing in my mind is Anya's words to me, 'Mama, PLEASE come. Please take me home...' and then the rush of weeping.
For mothers reading this, I don't have to tell you what hell I am in right now. How incapacitated I feel being half a world away from her. It's almost unbearable, but....as hard as this FOUR YEAR STRUGGLE has been, I do very much believe in the power of love & prayer. If everyone reading this were to either pray/send light/meditate/chant/ what have you for Anya, I KNOW it will help her. I just need her to stay hopeful and safe until I can find a way to get her here.
I know to some it seems like nothing is getting done, but I do trust that those in power are doing what they can, albeit quietly and slowly. What YOU can do is pray/send light/ send love.
If you want to do more, a kind letter to Senator John Kerry's office will not hurt. A letter reminding him of Anya's situation and pleading for his intervention could not hurt. Phone calls will not help, nor will angry letters. But if you feel so moved to write a letter, here is the address:
Senator John Kerry
One Bowdoin Square
Boston MA 02114
Everything you need to know to write the letter is here:
Nastia and I promised Anya we will find a way to get there this summer.I don't care what it takes, we WILL get there. I'll be fundraising via yardsales and such for the next month, while Dasha is here, in hopes of trying to get to Siberia in August to be with Anya. If you have any quick fundraising ideas, please post.
Thank you for your love and support. I am so grateful for it. I feel like I am straddling to distinct worlds -- the world of joy in anticipation of Dasha's arrival, and the Anya's world of loss and sorrow. So glad I can turn to God (LOVE) in both...