Yesterday when we gave six-year-old Oksana her first doll for Christmas, we learned that 15-year-old Daria had never owned a doll of her own either. We were determined to fill that hole in her life!
Following church today, Mr. Beaver and I went shopping. At store number three, we found just what we were hunting for.
Here is Daria's response:
When we asked Daria what she was going to name her doll, she told us immediately "Marina." We asked why, and she told us it was because Marina had helped her become part of a family.
We thought the name was perfect! After all, Marina is a hero to the two of us. She has such a heart for orphaned children that she has facilitated the adoptions of about 700 children in the past decade and a half.
|Marina with Princess Bink in our Moscow flat|