Friday, October 12, 2007

Do You Not Know? Have You Not Heard?


Things are in perspective again. Caught the same preacher on the radio again today and he was preaching from Isaiah 40:28-31. Its just what I needed to hear and when Robert switched the station, I quickly redirected it back to hear the conclusion. Good, good stuff.

I was able to get several more things checked off the list, but there is still lots to do. We got two letters from Kristina this week; one for Robert and one for me. This, too, helps put things in perspective. Its a good thing we're going soon. I don't know how much longer she could hold out!

Dear Mama,
How are you there? Nobody got sick. I think I will see you soon. I would love to see you. I continue my English classes. I have personal books even. Also, I have my own teacher, Olga, she is very nice and explains very good. She says that you are very sweet and you are the best for me and very good mama. She says that you kept calling her this summer and she was asking everyone "Where is Kristina?" but a boy said I was at home. So, why don't you call now? Maybe because you are up in the air and flying to Odessa to see me? If not yet, then, call Olga again when she comes to teach me English. I just want to hear your tender and sweet voice. You even cannot comprehend how I am sitting now and crying and just cannot wait when you come and I'll see you, and will hear your best voice. Please, call me and come to see me as soon as possible. I am sitting now in the classroom all by myself, without you and thinking how you were here in Odessa. I cannot wait to see you again. When you went to America I came back to internot and began to cry, so, I am still crying. I loved you, I love you and will love you forever as my very own. You are my sunshine.

your little drop in your last tear,
Kristina
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Dear Dad,
Today is such a beautiful day, but how to say, I cried a little bit for my family.
How are you? Is everybody alive? Is everybody healthy? I am a part of your family and I am alive and healthy too, so I can write you a letter. I would love to ask the interpreter to translate every word I write here. I am writing as an adult already because I am in the fifth grade already. Actually, I promised my mom to write many letters and long letters. I am writing you every day when Babushka Lela comes. I miss you very much and your kindness too, because you are the beeeest dad in the world! Not everyone has such a dad and a mom like you. You care for me: you bring food that I forgot to take to school, and the most important, you love God and believe in Him, and love your mum, dad and children. And you, papa, don't forget that I love you and miss you a lot. I am all by myself now in the classroom and I think you know, what it is....tears! They are in my eyes now! They want to see you and go with you!
I love you very very very much and will never forget you.
Don't forget, I love you!

Your daughter,
Kristina

9 comments:

Melissa E. said...

Absolutely precious! What a treasure.

Nataliya said...

Oh my, is that possible not to cry after reading these letters? I'm so glad your appointment is very soon - Kristina will be so happy to see you.

Lisa, Chris & Lucas said...

Wow! We can all learn something from Kristina's strength. She is certainly a very special little girl. I can't wait for her to see you in Odessa. Her dreams (and yours) are about to come true. Tears of joy for you all!

Lisa

Lisa, Chris & Lucas said...

Wow! We can all learn something from Kristina's strength. She is certainly a very special little girl. I can't wait for her to see you in Odessa. Her dreams (and yours) are about to come true. Tears of joy for you all!

Lisa

The Clinging Vine said...

Oh my. What beautiful letters! I hope someone videos when she finally gets her wish and y'all walk through the door. The expression on her face will be priceless!

Praying for you and her and all you family!

Anne in Fort Worth

U said...

Would you hurry up and get on that plane? ;-)

Tami said...

How do you stand it?! Those letters are heart-breaking and so precious at the same time!

Ashley said...

Oh, sweet Kristina! I am just crying reading these letters. She does sound like an adult and I am so glad that you are there and about to see her! Praise God! He is always on time! I don't know how much longer Kristina or any of you could hold out. I am praying, Leslie. I love you, my dear friend.

Kristen said...

awwwwwwwwwwww she made me crryyy!!!!!!!