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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

In all of the craziness of the holidays I forgot to mention one incredible conversation we had on New Year's Day.
We have an annual tradition of sharing a Russian/Ukrainian meal on New Year's Day. Its our way of celebrating (to the best of our ability) our children's and in turn, our heritage.
We pull out the 'Please to the Table' cookbook and do our best at recreating the 'Stuffed Meatloaf,' Diruni, Russian Flat Bread...and yes, Borsch - which the kids all LOVED by the way. (That's a whole other post. ;)
We were sitting at the table, enjoying the fruits of our labor and talking about Russia and Ukraine - why we celebrate the way we do and what, if any memories the kids may have of their native country - when the conversation turned to adoption and how many kids the kids want to have when they grow up.
Alek said he, of course, never wants to get married...girls are gross. (Keep thinking that honey...at least for another 10 years or so.)
Nick seconded Alek. He says he may want to have one kid...but that's it!
Anya was our surprise.
She said she wants to have four children (thank goodness - I will have grandchildren! :)...
All of them adopted from Russia...
And when she's done, she wants to help other people adopt from Russia.
Sigh.
I love her heart.

7 salty messages:

Annette January 6, 2009 at 10:10 PM  

Thanks for the prayers! I'll be glad to pray for a quick sell to your other house! I'm not looking forward to that nervous wait either!

I love that your family celebrates with a traditional meal! It'll be great for the kids growing up! My family is actually Ukranian and tomorrow is Christmas Day (Orthodox) so we'll be celebrating with a few traditional foods too...

Take Care
Annette

Colette January 6, 2009 at 10:19 PM  

Tami it's a really testament to your mothering that Anya wants to follow in your footsteps. You should feel really proud of yourself and your girl.

The Happy Mom January 7, 2009 at 3:57 PM  

Hi!

Sorry you couldn't find my entrecard, it's right below my grab-a-button on the right sidebar.
Speaking of grabbing buttons, I'd be happy to put yours on my blog, just send me your code (is it on your blog?)

thanks for stopping by & adding me! :)

traci January 7, 2009 at 4:21 PM  

Tami,
I would love to get a hold of some of those recipes. Andy and Julia would like me to make (any) Russian meals.
Traci

Sheryl January 7, 2009 at 5:01 PM  

Aw. How wonderful that Anya wants to adopt. It would be so great if all children were so aware of adoption. And your page is so cute, by the way.

Debbie January 8, 2009 at 12:53 PM  

Aww! That does my heart good. (And the borshch looks yummy...)

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