Thursday, September 02, 2010
But I comfort myself with the fact that millions of people make tougher decisions/tougher moves every single day -- and usually it is not even within their power to change it. I'm choosing this move, so I am lucky. It's not being chosen for me -- I'm not being forced to move due to war or a natural disaster or strong-arming by some government entity. So, I count myself very lucky in that respect.
And I'm excited! So excited! I get to wake up under the same roof as Anya EVERY day! I get to shower her with love and care 24 hours a day! I get to watch Nastia and Anya's relationship deepen and grow. I get to cook for them, and be den mother to all Anya's friends. I get to improve my Russian! I get to spend time with my friend Svetlana! I get to help Nastia's orphanage in a very real way! Soooo happy about that.
So, I'm about to start a marathon of packing and cleaning that will last about ten days. Then we're off. Please pray that I find the world's best house-sitter/ dog-sitter who can live here for free and care for my furry children. It breaks my heart to leave them for so long, but it is the right thing to do, so I know it will work out.
If you have travelled to live oversees for any length of time, feel free to offer me advice! I know it's only three months, but I will not be able to run back and get anything I forget to pack and, as you can imagine, not everything is readily available in Siberia!
Keep those prayers coming. And please feel free to share a link to my blog with anyone. I know this (and facebook) will be my only connection with the world of my friends and family. I'll be living off every comment you leave in the ensuing months...lol! Don't forget to feed me..lol!
Posted by Keri at 12:37 PM