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Monday, January 23, 2012

Alli's Russia

 The orphanage for young children and the one for older children were right next to each other.
 Beautiful region of Chuvashia

The Volga.

I am so thankful for those who have cared so much to help us piece Alli's life together so she has a complete picture. (or as complete as we can get)

There are so many sad things in her life story. But we look forward and know that even though there is nothing we can do about the past, and there is great sadness over the loss of her biological brother and sister, due to disruption, and unwillingness to allow her to even send a letter,  we can forge through and make the future what we want it to be, with the help of the Lord.

3 comments:

Claire said...

Alli's Russia is beautiful! My friends and I used to climb over our school fence and go to the beach for lunch sometimes.
I love Russian fairy tales. I bought a huge book of them years ago, it only cost 50p. I've spent many evenings reading the stories, but I still don't think I've read them all. Do your girls like them too? Here's a link to a free e-book of Russian fairy tales, told by Arthur Ransom. He wrote "Swallows and Amazons", which is another of my favourite books.

Claire said...

Here,s the link! http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16981

Mike and Christie said...

Thank you Claire! I'll check that link out. )

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