‘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

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

All Moved In!

Although Anya finally won her court fight for a government issued apartment over a year ago, it was only this week that she finally moved in! She was given the keys to the apartment in late October, but it was literally just an empty room with no furniture - no stove, no fridge, no curtains or flooring - nothing but 4 walls and a tub and toilet!

Slowly, over the past five months, friends have helped me to help Anya by sponsoring a new couch/bed, fridge, stove, washing machine, and flooring, wall covering and simple curtains. Today I received the sweetest photo - Sasha readying her corner of the bed for her first night's sleep in her new home. 

Anya says Sasha loves it there and is already making herself very much at home. It is the first time in Sasha's little life they will have a home of their own! No more moving from friend to friend, couch to couch. They are home. And I couldn't be more happy, if I had won the lottery. 

Sasha making her bed.
In May we head over to spend a long-awaited month with them. This will be my bed for the month of May, and it is better than a five-start hotel - bc I'll be sharing it with Sasha. (Anya, Nastia & Matilda will be camping out on the floor.)

This photo warms my heart. I can't stop looking at it...


  1. Wonderful, just wonderful! Such a relief for you to know that they are safe in their own apartment, and such a joy that you have been able to help them! I am so happy that you are going to go there and see them!

  2. It's so sweet! I remember our friends moving into their apartment in St. P--just an empty box. There weren't even walls. But, that's just how things are done there. They planned where to put up their walls, the size of rooms, etc.

    SO NICE that she has a washing machine!


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