From Lxxx (Day 122): Dear brothers and sisters, It was a quiet and peaceful night for me and my grandchildren here in Brasov Romania, but it was a very disturbing night for many cities in Ukraine. About 40 rockets were fired on the territory of Ukraine overnight. Most of them came from the territory of Belarus. Many people could not sleep and had to go to the bomb shelters. Not all people have basements nearby and they stay in their corridors during air alarms to be protected by the walls and be away from windows. The family of my friends in Odessa put matrasses and sleep with their children in their corridor at nights.
We had a good Zoom meeting with our counselors yesterday where we talked about the problem of judging one another. Many clients who are staying abroad now feel judged by their friends and family members. We need to learn how to deal with this problem and help people be accepting and resistant to the attitude of others.
Vxxx shared a story of a client who went to Germany with her child when the war started, her son still reacts with fear for unexpected loud sounds. But her friends at home treat her as a traitor, they write her messages telling about their volunteering, telling that it’s not really dangerous in their city and that she didn’t have to leave. Another bad event that added to her trauma is the fact that her good friend died in the war and she could not be at his funeral. The feeling of guilt is a common problem our counselors have to deal with.
I want to do something new with my grandchildren today. We have already played all the games we knew. The most exciting is hide and seek.
My daughter Kxxx was supposed to receive all documents she needs this week and come to Brasov this weekend and I planned to go home next week. But many institutions in Ukraine don’t work properly now and Kxxx is still waiting for some documents to be ready. So I will stay here another week or so.
I wish you to have a good weekend!