All of our "new" things are from the trash!
All of our "new" things are from the trash!
All the dreams of mom Tamara get shattered when she brings a three-liter jar of soup from the social canteen. Three liters of soup and four loaves of bread for seven children. Sounds like a math puzzle? We have already given you such puzzles. It is not a fictional puzzle, but a real one. It is not aimed to train your brain, but to determine the kindness level of your heart. It is much easier to cross the river with a wolf, goat, and a cabbage so that each of them is left intact than feeding seven children with bread and one jar of soup.
Therefore, you have to come up with how to distract the children, how to entertain them to make them forget that they are hungry. The children love to draw, but they have to do it in turns: there are not enough pencils for everyone, and we have to save paper. Do you know how beautifully they paint? How do they dance? And how smart they are, how sweet, how loving and educated?
And do you know what they want the most? They want to live like other children.
This is exactly that soup jar that should "feed" seven children for the whole day!
- Oh, there are so many of you! And you all look so much alike, my God!
Dato (13-year-old): Well, even we get confused sometimes. There are three of us and then two more pairs.
- What do you mean?
Dato: Well, look. Now here there are five of us, right? Five children.
- Yes, there are five of you.
Dato: I am the eldest. Well, Paata and Lisi are the eldest, but they are visiting my grandmother now. They are almost students - they are the smartest. And here there are five of us. Here are Diana and Gio - they are ten years old and they are twins. Luca and Nini are also twins - they are eight. Great, isn't it?
"Two pairs of twins and me in the middle"
- Would you like to have a twin sister too?
Dato: No, mommy would go crazy! There are already a lot of us (Giggles.)
- I can't even imagine how do you manage to cope, Tamara, especially in such conditions.
Tamara: I don't want to even talk about the conditions. If you only knew what we had to go through, what hell we went through.
- Can you recall the hardest period in your life, the one you’d like to forget about?
Tamara: Oh, there was a time when I didn't want to live. My husband had an accident and became unable to work. He spent six months laying in a cast. Dato was just a baby then - he was two or three years old. I left him with his father on the bed, and together with my elder children I went to collect scrap metal. Paata was eight and Lizi was six. We brought home the iron stuff we found, our daddy cut it into small pieces right in a bed, I put it in a bag and took it to hand it over. It was so heavy! But we managed to hold on. Then they kicked us out from the rented apartment. We lived in the car together with the children, we spent nights there. It was a nightmare! But this is not the worst thing...
"Real children live in this paper house."
- I can't even imagine what could be worse ...
Tamara: Do you have children?
- Yes, I do.
Tamara: Imagine that you have no money to feed them, you have nowhere to live, and your children are taken away from you. You do not know where they are, and you cannot find them...
- I can't even imagine that... My heart started pounding.
Tamara: This is how they took my twins Diana and Giorgi to a foster family. Do you know our laws? They tell parents that they cannot look after their children, and the children are taken to someone else's family, and the family gets paid for that. If parents were paid at least half of this amount, do you think they would not be able to provide their children with normal conditions? Let's better not talk about that. The main thing is that now we are all together, and we feel good.
- But conditions here haven't changed, have they? Your house, one might say, is made of cardboard...
Tamara: Well, the kind people helped us, the priests, the flock. They brought brick by brick, board by board, and made these two rooms.
"After the wind, we have to reassemble our house"
- I must definitely note this - your house just shines. How do you manage to keep this building so perfectly clean?
Tamara: Being poor doesn't mean to live in the dirt. The main thing for me is that my children understand this. Not everyone can be rich, but everyone must be human! Everything you see here has been picked up from trash. Someone throws it away, we take it, wash it, fix it, and now we have a wardrobe, bedside tables.
Luka (8-year-old): You know, some people even throw away toys. We have a collection of such toys. We pick them up, and they feel good with us.
"It's good that people throw away even toys."
“This is Oscar! It is given to the best actors. But probably, he is not real"
- So, you like to play with toys?
Giorgi (10-year-old): We even can make toys ourselves, let's go, I'll show you something. We made these rackets ourselves out of boards. We even had a ping pong ball, and we played - it was so much fun. But we lost the ball. And we can't make the ball ourselves.
Homemade ping pong rackets
- What are you playing now?
Luka: We love active games - jumping, dancing. We are like parkourists. Do you know who they are?
- These are the ones who jump from a height, right?
Giorgi: Let's compete for the best jump!
Luka: Yes, I'll outstrip all of you now! Look, ma’am! Who's the coolest? Take a photo of us while we are in the air!
"Ladies and Gentlemen! We start our competition for the coolest jump"
- Your wish will be done! Get ready on the count of three!
Nini (8-year-old): I will count! One, two, three!
Dato got 10 points!
Diana got 10 points too!
Luca tried so hard, but he got a bump. He didn't even cry. He says real men do not cry!
The bumps on the forehead pass quickly, the main thing is not to hurt the heart of the children!
"A real man must be strong to protect his family and the weak ones."
- I'll tell you honestly - I've never met such cool guys!
Nini: Do not think that we only can go crazy. We also love to draw. And I want to draw you now.
Diana (10-year-old): And I will draw you! You have beautiful curls.
- Do you boys want to draw me?
Dato: They are embarrassed, but we all will draw you now!
“Don't peep! I will show you later"
"I think, it is very cool!"
"And I think, they look very similar."
- I just love it! This is a very valuable gift for me!
Diana: Will you show it to anyone? Did you really like it?
- I will tell everyone how smart you are! And I'll hang all these drawings at the most conspicuous place!
Diana: Do you know that you made me very happy! (Comes up and hugs me.)
Giorgi: Come on, I'll show you my other drawings.
"This one I like the most."
- Tamara, now I understand who gives you strength, despite all your problems. These are not just children - this is happiness!
Tamara: Every single day I thank God for giving them to me. And let no one dare to say: "They are beggars, why did they give birth to so many children?" It’s true, we have no money even to eat normally, but tell me, which of them shouldn't have been born? Which one of them is superfluous?
- They are just angels!
Tamara: Unfortunately, not everyone thinks so. Sometimes they even try to stay away from us. Sometimes other children don't want to play with them. Anything can happen... I tell them not to get upset, because we have each other, and we are the most friendly and cheerful family! And even when we are really hungry and our stomach hurts from hunger, we turn on the music and dance!
"We dance to forget about hunger"
No matter how they dance, no matter how good and positive they are, the fact is that a large Georgian family is in a dire strait. They live in a cardboard house, all the furniture is good for nothing, they have no appliances at all. And yes, the most important thing is three liters of soup for seven children.
"They say the pizza is very tasty"
When I asked the children about their most cherished dreams, little Nini said in a whisper: “Could we have pizza? They say it is very delicious!”
Do you think that the children have no other desires besides delicious pizza? They have, but they are embarrassed because of them. “There are many of us,” - says David. “Even all good people don’t have enough money for all desires.”
We will try, David, we will do our best to have enough for a bicycle, for a computer, for phones, and for new clothes. Although the children say that they do not need new clothes, that the old clothes they have are great, we know that this is not true. We know, we feel, and we will do again our best to make them also feel our love!
Friends, we can’t leave this family in trouble. Tamara and her wonderful children really need lots of things, especially they need foodstuffs. The family also needs beds, linen, and clothes. A fridge and a washing machine would make their life easier.
Maybe a bicycle and phones are not vital for this family, but believe, the children will never forget this joy.
We’d also like to address the owners of construction shops - maybe brick by brick we will manage to build a good new house for them?
You can visit these people personally and provide them help. Their address is: Tbilisi, 24 Delisi third dead end,
We are sure that all together we will manage to change their life!
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