How it feels when your homeland is attacked.
A couple resources I've found with reliable information on how to help Ukrainians: I will update here as I find more info:
Thank you for sharing your unique perspective and a reminder about what we have as Americans.
I am so proud of you! We see your soul.
12 chairs. And 12 cheers for the humor capital. I read this crying And it's not about my lil flat in Berdyansk. Or my first son. Just the whole thing. Well done. - yep, got here from acx
This is beautiful. Big hugs, Alex.
Very powerful and insightful. Thanks for sharing.
Glad for you musings, your perspective and your ❤ heart. So important to remember what we have. So important to understand what others don't!
Ukraine, Russia, Afghanistan, etc...are full of people who do not want war and DO want the freedoms we fail to appreciate. We should pray, for God is our only hope even on good days BUT we should also give to support these people by supporting an aid program. Pick one people and give♡
Alex. You certainly have a unique perspective on the terror that those innocents are facing. We will continue to pray for the sovereign hand of God and His grace to abound. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks for the perspective, my friend. Beautifully written
You are a Mensch who is a gift to his parents. These stories make our children unique. While they grow up in America their dna is from far away. Rooted in sacrifice. An honor to know you.
you're a gem, Dobrenko. thank you for sharing this
My heart. Thank you.
Lovely writing. Great title. If there were one thing in the world I could change, it would be to encourage thinking and/and instead of either/or.
Oh wow, this post made me tear up. I can relate to so much. I'm also Russian and Ukrainian. And we have family from my husband's side who are in Donetsk right now, and we feel helpless because we can't do much except be in touch with them and donate money and supplies. I just want this war to be over.
I also feel lucky that my family and I were able to move to Canada (they still live there and I in the US), as life really sucked for us in Kazakhstan post-USSR. Although we barely had anything when we immigrated, my family was able to get back up on their feet and succeed. Freedom for us means everything, especially today.
You and your family seem like such wonderful people. Best wishes to you all!
PS: That couch photo!!! We had many photos of our own couch also with a carpet on it plus the wall back in Kazakhstan. Haha.