Well, my two weeks is at an end. I am filled with so many mixed emotions right now. Saying goodbye to this beautiful, sweet woman was very, very hard. I come away from this beautiful experience knowing that we have a future together. Of course, my heart has already fallen very big for her. I have had a lot of time to think while I have been here and do you think the words would come when I needed them too. We had a good date, (they all were) we went to the Reppen Art Museum outside of town. I liked the grounds and the old building. I am not much of a art critic. I liked the things I saw.
But, I am a guy, I like the woodwork and the structural things more than the art. We went to lunch and after the meal, I wanted to surprise her. I gave her a diamond heart necklace. Olga said she was near tears and was blushed red. I do love that about her, it tells me that I made a difference and it meant something to her. Anna asked Olga why she didn't tell her. Olga just smiled. It was a nice moment. I was not sure how Anna would be when we got back to my hotel and had to say goodbye. All of that is still sinking in. I have a photographic memory, but I think the lens cap was still on, I am waiting for my mind to process the film.
Anyway, I am very hopeful for what the future brings for us. Act I of this adventure, the meeting, is now moving to Act II. This is where the depth begins. I think I speak for both Anna and I, when I say thank you very much for bringing us together. Until last Saturday, I have never met anyone so special as Anna. And while I am a little uncertain of my "woman reading"
skills anymore, I have to say that it is very encouraging to have such an unexpectedly special woman choose me, at the same time I am wanting to choose her. To have some mutual feelings for each other. The fall leaves may be getting ready to fall, but I think love is getting ready to bloom.
Also, I wanted to tell you that you have a most amazing translator in Olga.
She has truly been a Godsend for all of the things she did for us and good friend while I was here. Please tell her again for me that I say thank you.
I will miss her friendly advice and her great choices of restaurants. I was very spoiled here by all of the great atmosphere, wonderful food and of course the company. I hope upon my return visit, Olga will be able to again be, my great assistant if Anna and I still need the help.
For now I guess it is just a waiting game until I go back to Minsk and fly out. Thank you to all of the people behind the scenes here that I did not get to meet this trip.
From beautiful Vitebsk, Belarus, do svidaniya.
(Sorry, I do not have Russian keyboard)
David and Anna