And she was able to deliver Christmas presents to Marina and Ivan (Anya was sick), these were the kids we hosted 2 1/2 years ago! Can't believe I haven't seen them for so long, I think of them often. Anya has been allowed back to our orphanage a few times now, but this was the first time she was able to see "our kids". We wrote a letter and she wasn't allowed to deliver it to the kids, but she said they were happy and surprised that we remembered them! About broke my heart. Ivan at least still seems to have that twinkle in his eyes and Marina won't smile because of her teeth - oh she needs braces so badly - but beautiful as ever, even with her sad eyes.
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