Monday, September 22, 2008
We left 17 years ago...
Today Mom got back from her nostalgia trip to the Ukraine. We left USSR in 1991, when it was on the point of collapse and chaos reigned. The pictures are of my family's old home and some places close to where we used to live. I hardly remember any of them.
Of course, much has changed. However, Mom enjoyed her vacation and the time she spent with some old friends and co-workers. Much of her adult life was spent there, and no matter what, to her it will always feel like home.
I feel so privileged for being given the opportunity to grow up and build my home in Israel, where the Jewish people longed to be for many centuries. I truly cannot imagine any other place where I could live.