I also can’t wait to ride in a car with mom, because we always blast Russian music and sing on top of our lungs. During her stay I am planning to take her coupon shopping again with me. Since we do not have coupons in my country, she always gets a kick when we pay very little for our purchases. Oh, and we will make our annual trip to Ryan’s. When I first came to the US, I was only 11 years old. My host family took me to Ryan’s and I thought I was in heaven. When I came back to Belarus, I told my family that I ate at a restaurant that you can eat as much as you want and only have to pay for a plate. My dad then looked and me and said, “Well, can you bring your own plate and eat for free?” This cracks me up every time and I have to thank my dad for my tightwad ways.
I miss my family…a lot. There are times at night, when my mind is clear from all the business that all I think about is my mom and dad. My heart breaks that I haven’t see my dad in over 10 years and I daily beg God that He would bless me with the opportunity to hug my dad again. I hope that I will get to see my dad next summer. There are times when I have a bad day that all I want is to pick up the phone and hear my mom’s comforting voice telling me that everything is going to be OK…but I can’t because of the time difference and it is ridiculously expensive to call overseas. I am thankful for the time that I will get to spend with my mom in a few weeks hugging her and letting her know how much I love her. This time with my mom I will treasure forever and ever and ever.