Saturday, August 20, 2011
The Day The Iron Curtain Came Down
20 years ago today, there was a coup in Soviet Russia. . .the Soviet Union. It marked the beginning of the end of the curtain hiding the land our son came from. It was the beginning of Americans going to Russia to bring our babies here to raise them. Thanks be to God for Mr. Gorbachev and Mr. Yeltsin and even Mr. Putin who have made it all possible.
It was not an easy time for them nor has it been an easy time for them. But, they have come a ways in those 20 years. It may not be the Democracy those of us in the West dreamed of and hoped for, but it is not the closed book that existed before. It is a start.
Great relationships are like fine wine. The longer they age together, the better they become. I am hoping ours will continue to age and meld and become something great.