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A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

Today is the big day.  We eat breakfast and ask the question we’ve been asking frequently of each other: “How are you feeling right now?”  Excitement, certainly.  Trepidation.  Hope.  All those things. First, we have to get permission to visit the orphanage, so off we go to the Government Center at 8:30 am to be […]

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Aishe Restaurant & Yalta

Our flight to Simferopol is just an hour and a half–much better than a 12-hour train ride (although we may take the train on our return, depending on the prices). So much to tell.  We stop for lunch at Aishe, a marvelous Eastern cuisine restaurant in Simferopol, and the director treats us to a wonderful, […]

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Cappuccinos, Lattes, and Pizza, Oh My!

Today is our last day in Kiev for a while, since we’re flying to Simferopol tomorrow morning at 9:50.  The director and one of his translators are accompanying us.  A driver will drive all of us to Yalta for our Monday morning appointment at the orphanage. So, today is scheduled for hanging out, drinking lots […]

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Sinead O’Connor

And now, if you’ve read this far, I give you a small gift–a song that’s been turning in my head the past few days.  It’s a tune that speaks for itself, and it’s one of my favorites.  I first heard it in church, but Sinead O’Connor wrote it.  I always get a thickness in the […]

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Photo Introduction #2

The surprise phone call comes at 8:50 am.  “Can you be ready in 15 minutes?” Of course, of course! The director of the adoption program picks us up.  He tells us we have another appointment at the Ministry (to receive information on a newly available child) in the afternoon, but he is taking us early, […]

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