SAINT NICHOLAS VISITED CHILDREN FROM THE “MOTHER AND BABY” SHELTER
The end of the year is approaching and one of the most favorite children’s holidays comes with it – Saint Nicholas Day. Traditionally, on this day, children find gifts under their pillows. There is a magical atmosphere around with the smell of Christmas trees and the air is festive!
Despite the fact that this year brought a terrible war to Ukraine, our children do not stop believing in miracles and for their sake – for our future and our continuation, we, adults, fight every day! If we were wizards, we would return peace to our homes, all fathers from the war alive and safe, happy childhood to those who lost it, homes, kindergartens, birthday parties with friends and everyone who left Ukraine. But we are not wizards. Unfortunately. We cannot perform a miracle. But we helped St. Nicholas to receive 15 letters from children who currently live in the “Mother and Baby” shelter in Uzhgorod. These children, together with their mothers, cannot return home. Because most of them don’t have it.
The war destroyed their usual lives, but did not deprive them of the opportunity to dream! Among the desired gifts were everything that children usually want – radio-controlled cars, legos, soft toys, books, dolls. Only a request to St. Nicholas was added so that we would not be bombed and the lights would not be turned off.
So we gave the children’s letters directly to Saint Nicholas, and he fulfilled all their wishes!
Children’s dreams must come true, no matter what happens around! Our children are our future. The future of a peaceful and prosperous country. A future in which there is no place for fear and pain. A future that our children will build with pride and an absolute understanding of their value.
And today, while they are still children, may the gifts that Saint Nicholas brought bring them a smile and joy!
We thank the “Mother and Baby” shelter and the incredible women who created it for the titanic work they do every day. And we congratulate all children on St. Nicholas Day!