Friday, June 20, 2008


Yesterday I went to visit Nastia's birth mother in the hospital. The last time I was there was last August.

I brought photos of Nastia's daughter, now one year old.

Lena immediately started calling all her roommates and other friends in so she could show off the photos. Everyone said that Angelica looks more like her Latino father than her Russian mother!

Sveta (left) was blind in both eyes the last time we visited. After having an operation, she can now see out of one eye. She's due to have surgery on the other eye soon, but she has a bad heart, so it's a risky procedure.

Sveta called her "husband" in to take a look. He looked at about two photos and then shut the album and got up to leave. The women were shocked that he didn't want to look at a million photos of this darling little girl!

This is Yulia (left), another friend of ours:

Lena kissing the photo of her grandchild:

She would love to meet her in real life. Hopefully that will happen when Angelica is a little older.


  1. How touching. Thank you for sharing.

  2. This brought tears to my eyes, especially the pic of her kissing Angelica's baby picture, I hope she gets to meet her one day!


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