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14 October 2007



Stavros, Thanks for sharing such an uplifting post with your readers. It's those times in our lives that are the richest and the ones we should cherish the most. Reading your blog has certainly introduced me to an Orthodox spirituality I never knew before. 'Panta axios' for your son Nikos.



Na se kala. It's always nice to think someone might take away something useful from these pages.

You are a dedicated and loving Mom and I predict you will have lots of similar moments to look forward to as your little boys grow into men.



Your photographs of your family are wonderful. Are the landscapes near where you live? If so, you are very lucky. It looks beautiful. A lovely, heartwarming post.


Thanks Margaret,

Yes those landscapes are a short walk from my home. We live a half mile from the Atlantic coastline. We are lucky to live in a place like Maine. I plan to take some pictures soon of the Fall foliage, now at its peak and share them with everyone.


Another wonderful post, Stavro mou! I actually cried twice and had to stop so I could continue and finish.

Nick does look more grown up somehow, I can't put my finger on it. You and Anna have done such a great job raising him, giving him the tools to go out in the world to be his own person, but realize that he will never leave you. No doubt Chris will follow. You've set a fine example.

Anna looks so beautiful, young and happy.

If I could have half of what you do, I'd be blessed.



You have just become Anna's best friend. I'm sorry this post made you cry but Anna tells me every women needs a good cry, occasionally, it's cathartic.

Rome wasn't built in a day, the same can be said for our own lives. You come from a loving family and I'm sure you will create your own family in the same manner. Be patient, it will happen.

Thanks again.

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