“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Our Trip To The Euro Deli
Comfort foods are part of our lives. :) The girls LOVE to find things that are familiar from Ukraine and Russia. They always find something new. :)
And HALVA is always on the list.
I must admit, I was a little bit nervous this time, as Adoptions have been banned to American Citizens. I didn't know if the atmosphere would be different. I couldn't have been more wrong!
The girls don't speak fluid Russian anymore and I know that was a little disappointing for the owner of the store before. He always questions them on their Russian.
Today was no different....He spoke Russian to them, and they picked up on some of it. He also said that his own children cannot read or write in Russian but speak it, because they speak it at home.
This trip was also special, because the ladies behind the counter smiled extra, and,
when the owner came up to the girls to give them all hugs, he then apologized about the ban and said he thought it was wrong.
He asked a few questions about the girls, something he has not done in the past, such as, where exactly they were and how we came to get them. And he inquired about where Alli was before, since she hasn't been home as long. When I told him, he took her by the shoulders and gave her a hug and then he said, "You are safe now! You are in a good family!" "A VERY Good Family!" :) It was really touching. She was beaming.
Everybody got a free candy bar , along with the rest of our stash. :)
I was so honored to talk to this man, and then embarrassingly said, Pazhalsta instead of Spaciba. LOL I really need to work harder on my Russian.
Oh well. :)
But we all said, Dos Vadanya!