‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Heard From Anya!

It was brief, but it was very positive! Anya wrote on my facebook page today and said she is good and has everything she needs, and that she loves and misses me. What better Christmas gift could I ask for? ( Besides her being home, of course!)

Before we left Russia I set up a facebook account for her and showed her how she could leave messages for us. So glad I did! She loves to look through my photos on facebook, and it's easier for her to feel connected to us with facebook rather than simply email. She even posted on my mom's wall!

I know she doesn't find internet access often, but I'm so grateful that she took the time to write me when she could!

OK, back to adoption paperwork:) Nastia is in Florida with my entire extended family for Christmas. We'll have our own little Christmas when she gets back in a week.

Happy 'Day before the Night before Christmas' Everyone!

PS: If you know that song, then you are dating yourself! The only people I have ever met who know that song are a select few born in the 60s or early 70s!


  1. Wonderful!
    Maria (Canada)

  2. So wonderful that you have heard from Anya :D
    Have a wonderful Christmas and good luck with the adoption. I know this year has had some ups and downs for you and I hope next year brings you joy. You are such an inspiring person and even if I only ever know you in 'blog-land' I am richer for knowing you.

  3. I saw that and knew how much it would mean to you. It's wonderful that it has the added effect of helping her feel more connected.

  4. Wonderful that everything seems to looking positive for you and the children. Merry Christmas & let me know if you hear anything about the children getting my letters, maps & pictures. Thanks.

  5. Pretty picture of Anya - so glad that you can correspond. Hope 2011 brings you joy and happiness - you deserve it! I had not heard of the song you mentioned, but have made a video Christmas card with one of my favorite Christmas songs.


  6. Anonymous1:16 PM

    It seems like your a lot happier today!
    oh, I know that song and I was born in '98,
    God bless your big big big heart this christmas, Keri.


  7. Great that you heard from her, isn't the Internet wonderful! Merry Season!

  8. What a lovely picture of that gorgeous girl! And, her thoughtfulness is very touching.

  9. I am so glad you heard from Anya!! What a great Christmas present!! I hope you and your family have a Great Christmas!!

  10. Oh, that really is the best present! I hope you have a wonderful, God-filled day. : )


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