Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Hello from Chisinau-from Maree

What an amazing 2 days in Chisinau. We have met so many children and two very special ones.
Rick participated in a snowball fight with the boys and then got tackled from behind-on snow and ice-but no injuries!

I have connected with a 16 year old girl, Anastasia, who has such a kind and gentle spirit. The first day we met we returned from lunch and she handed me a scroll. She told me she liked to draw and she had made a picture of Joseph,Mary and baby Jesus. It is beyond words how incredible of a talent she has. She mad it in a couple of hours while we were at lunch. Tomorrow she is going to show us her sketchbook-she is truly gifted.

Rick has a new buddy-Peter-he has carried Rick's bag everywhere for him and waits for our van to arrive back from lunch. He is 9 and precious!

It will be so hard to leave Moldova. This is such an indescribeable trip-we-ll have to reflect once we are home to sort it all out. We are missing our children so much and have falen in love with even more and are excited to share their lives with our family

Falesti was really emotionally draining at the end of the day I think because of the conditions the children have that we are not used to. We leave in a little over 24 hours and it will be extremely difficult to leave Anastasia and Peter-probably even harder then leaving Fileste. We love these children and can never replace this experience except for returning soon to our new friends!

La revedere,
Maree

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:15 AM

    Maree,

    I love reading about your experience on your trip and the touching connection you and Rick have made with Anastasia and Peter. I am so anxious to hear all about your adventures and hope that I will be able to see pictures as well.

    Miss you much,
    Meg

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  2. Linda Blough1:52 PM

    I told you so with tears in my eyes...
    Missed being there with you to share in this amazing journey. One that will change your life forever.
    I have been praying for you!
    Give a hug to Jessica for me and tell her I love her.
    Linda

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  3. Anonymous2:53 AM

    Hi Maree

    You say you "would like to aggressively learn the language to better communicate with the orphans and translators".

    Well, the only reasonable (and comfortable!) way to learn Romanian is this:
    www.geocities.com/learn_romanian_online.

    Sorin

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