My mother today.
She spent 10 days with us in the basement without light, gas, heat, water. She slept in her fur coat and hat and was kept warm by the dog sleeping on her, Sansa, reacted with surprising restraint to the shelling and explosions.
She continued to eat quietly when Russian soldiers, armed from head to foot, broke into our house. When Dmitrii Temin turned the generator on for half an hour, to recharge at least a few devices and to take a shower (when there was still gas), mama managed to color and set her hair.
At 84 years old she didn’t once cry, didn’t complain, endured the arduous trip to Chișnău, an overnight in below-freezing temperatures in some summer camp. I told mama to gather only the most essential things.
Upon arrival in Israel, sorting out our things, it turned out that among the things that you could count on your fingers that are absolutely necessary for evacuation, she counted guipure gloves.
Really, is it possible to break such people? Especially when she has behind her two great countries: Ukraine and Israel!
Yunna, originally from Mykolaiv