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.
I love her heart.