The Story of Re-entry

I was pondering how I’ve readjusted to Russia on various occasions, and I realized that having a child definitely makes a difference. I’ve struggled to understand other ex-pat parents in the past, and now I am getting there myself. Without kids (or a...

Life on the Burn Ward

I started to write more about our hospital stay. Then I thought it might actually be kind of boring to read about. But maybe finishing it would provide some closure. So here goes… Staying in the hospital with David was my first time ever (except for maternity)!...

Let Perseverance Finish Its Work

I peeked back at the last update I wrote for Stoneworks and it was interesting to read what I had been thinking about before we had a little emergency. I was thinking about finding joy along life’s path. About a week later, David and I ended up in the hospital...

Thanks, Praise and Prayers

Thanks and praise: -We’re back safely from summer travels and ready for action! -Liz received permanent residency in St. Petersburg; no trouble from Immigration -Andrei has a new teaching opportunity at an alternative café-style youth hangout, where he can interact...