It was a long break from the blog. Our family has moved to live and minister in St.Petersburg. The move went smoothly. I spent 3 weeks packing books and clothes into boxes, while my husband started working at a new office (he kept his Moscow job). Then we came to St. Petersburg for a 3 day Christian retreat and after that we moved into a new apartment. During the last 12 months we were preparing for the move, giving away things and saying good-bye to friends. I feel complete peace as I follow my husband's vision for our future. The Lord has impressed this verse in my mind:
"Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands" (Ephisians 5:22-24).
After a week in the new apartment, my husband left for Moscow to complete packing and arrange the truck and a few loaders. The kids like it here, it is a very green area of the city with a huge forest nearby. For a change I took them to an event at at a city park. There they enjoyed some snacks, an open library, bean bags and hummocks as well as a free photo session. This is an unexpected gift from a lady working for a publishing house that set up the library.
Sofia in the open space library and me in the background. Our little bookworm. Fiodor is warning another little girl that he is is his sister's protector. And his older brother Yegor is sticking out like paparazzi trying to get a good shot. Fiodor's hair is wet from jumping on the bean bags. Sophia loved the IKEA bookcase with all the colorful books. I love this portrait! What a fun day at the park!