Thursday, February 18, 2010

Where Is Home?

You can never go home again, 
but the truth is you can never leave home, 
so it's all right. 
~Maya Angelou

It's an interesting feeling coming to a place where you lived... no longer as a rightful owner - but as a guest.

I moved to New York 7.5 years ago... yet for a while my move was uncertain due to political and immigration issues between our countries.  I kept on living in New York waiting to see what would happen.  I married a wonderful man and by that finalized my move.

I've come to visit my family before and the room I had shared with my brother was kept the same.  Even last year Bryan & I stayed at my grandma's house which was just as I remembered leaving it in 2002. 

And now I am here again.  It's no secret to anyone that my brother is the only one occupying the room now.  My books have been packed away, my bed and my desk - taken apart and thrown out.  I get to sleep on a couch in the living room.  I am a guest now.  Family visiting from another place.  Oh what a strange feeling!

And yet - despite all changes to the decor - it all breathes memories... memories that won't (and shouldn't) be replaced.

It's so good to be home with my family in Minsk - and at the same time - with the same intensity of heart - I can't wait to be back home with my family in New York

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Love of my life...

I love you, the love of my life
I need you, our love is right
I’ve found the one that my soul loves
No other love means so much

This song played at our wedding...

Today is Valentine's Day...

I am in love =)

I am in love with my husband...

yes I am!

He is a wonderful and caring man who makes me feel as if I were the most beautiful woman in the world.

I love him so much!

... but most importantly - I am in love with the One who created my husband...

He is the One who gave me hope when I felt hopeless.
He is the One who strengthened me when I could not go on.
He is the One who guided me when I was not sure where to go.

He is... LOVE OF MY LIFE... forever!

Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of peace be removed,"
says the LORD, who has compassion on you.
(Isaiah 54:10)
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