‘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

Friday, May 04, 2012

Two Beautiful Surprises

I was doing a google search on Anya (in Russian) tonight when this came up. It is the very first news story about the girls finding one another. It appeared on Russian television in December 2005, just a few weeks after we first spoke to her. She looks and sounds so very young! And Alex C, one of our heros, appears in the clip..long before we met him. What I wouldn't give to go back in time and find a way to  bring her home while she was still this little girl. I'm pretty sure that if I knew then what I know now, I could have done it. I was so naive then. I believed what the powers-that-be told me. Not anymore.

And our other beautiful surprise: I want to thank the sweet soul who sent Nastia and I flowers today. I am pretty sure, by what was written in the note, that it was one of my blog readers. There was no name. I can't tell you what joy you brought to us today. Nastia had just gotten home from school and was so delighted to see her name on the note, too, she couldn't help but smile. "I can't believe they put my name, too." She said. They are absolutely beautiful. And when we find the cord that connects my camera to this computer, we'll upload a photo for you!

God bless you, whoever you are, for such a beautiful and unexpected gift. We truly felt loved today:)


  1. Anonymous10:24 PM

    What a great video! I really do hope (and believe!) that somehow, Anya will be able to come home!! Your story has been such an inspiration to me... It not only has me interested in Older Child adoption (from Siberia and other places!) when I am older, but also has me wanting to open an organization in an area of Siberia! :)

  2. So sweet to whomever sent the flowers! Keri I know you have been struggling a lot lately and I just wantyou to know you and your girls and D are always in my prayers.

  3. Jules3:08 PM

    I'm so happy to hear good things are coming your way!! I can't seem to view the video you posted and would LOVE to. Is there any chance you can post a link to the video? I'm hoping i may be able to watch it in the video on the original news site!!

    1. Here it is! Hope it works for you!


  4. Anonymous10:35 AM

    Even though two of your three children were far away ... 'hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day with Nastia:)
    MariaG (Canada)


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