Happy Mother's Day to the wonderful women in my life. The Russian people do not celebrate Mother's Day. However, Bishop Markov wished me a happy Mother's Day as did some of our wonderful missionaries in the Zelonograd Ward. I enjoyed talking to three of our children yesterday and hope to touch base with the fourth one today.
However, they the Russians celebrate International Women's Day which is on March 8. It is a day of gifts and flowers and celebrating women. Very nice. I'll be here to celebrate it in person next year.
My sweet companion has been giving me foot rubs and back massages and doing the dishes today. Thank you Sweetie!