Inviting Blessing for our Russian Journey
On June 13th, my daughter and I will embark on a journey to her visit her Russia heritage. We have been planning this trip for a year and it is the culmination of dreams, trauma, expectations, sorrow, remembrance and now excitement for both of us. We will be visiting many places and people from her childhood.
My last visit to Russia was in 1996 to adopt my daughter who was 3. She now is 23 and has memories from her life there. This will be her first trip back and it is very emotional and exciting.
I wanted to share this sacred trip and excitement with all of you and invite your blessing for our journey. It truly feels that it will be life transforming for both of us.
When we return I will write a blog about the trip, what we have learned about adoption and about accompanying my daughter as the adoptive parent in a birth search. I am hoping she will also share about her adoption experience.
Sending joy to all as we end the school year and look forward to a more easeful summer. I hope you will join me in taking a moment to appreciate yourself and your families and hug them and celebrate how truly awesome they are.