Sunday, July 29, 2012

Why It Matters

It goes without saying that the one thing that makes Kitezh different from any other place I've been to is the children that live here. They come from incredibly difficult and tragic backgrounds, but looking at them you almost can't tell. I cannot stress enough how special they all are and how much they've overcome! I have enjoyed everything about my stay in Kitezh, but the kids are, without a doubt, what made it a meaningful experience. So instead of writing a long blogpost about all of their personal stories or sharing a list of our inside jokes, I thought I might just show you a few photos, both mine and Alen's. Maybe even through the internet they can touch your heart like they did mine.

Masha and I enjoying the fair

Nikita, big Danya, and Kolya looking tough while moving some hay

Little Danya reading in the light of the window at the Bolshoi Dom

Alina affectionately holding the kitten Eminem

Big Danya practicing his fighting moves in front of the stolovaya

Vanya looking angelic while cooking with little Danya

Boris and Nikita waving as they ride away

1 comment:

  1. Looks like an amazing place! Thanks so much for sharing. Reading your posts is making me want to go see for myself.