Monday, December 13, 2010
With the help of family and friends, we were able to raise ALL the money we needed to bring Valeriy here to the states for Christmas. My younger three kids helped me make a welcome poster for him. I looked how to spell "Welcome" in Ukrainian on google translate, and I hope that's what I put on the poster! Who knows (besides Valeriy) what it really says.
Nate and Matt had to stay back in town for a band concert so they couldn't go to the airport with us. I am telling you, I have never seen someone so curious and excited about every little thing around my house. He would yell from upstairs, "Mommee! Mommee!" and then come show me what he found. So far he has found my college ID that I haven't seen in 16 years and a cross pendant that I'm not sure I've ever seen. I think my favorite thing that he brought me was a binder. He yelled his "Mommee", then sat and showed me how the rings open and close!
I do believe this will be a very fun 5 weeks, and oh so very hard on January 15 to say goodbye.