Mom and dad smiled at me in the morning, and in the evening, they brought me their bodies
Mom and dad smiled at me in the morning, and in the evening, they brought me their bodies
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Anastasia hardly smiles. She drooped and does not know how to raise children, provide for them.
White shirt, gray pinafore dress. None of the kids in the class are wearing school uniforms anymore. It is so cold! And Yana comes to school every day wearing this.
“It looks nice,” - she tells her classmates. - “and neat”
- Aren’t you cold?
- No! I’m not cold at all!
But she is cold indeed! Her hands are icy, her body is trembling, and she wants to get to the heater as soon as possible. If only she had sweaters and pants, would she wear this stupid school uniform when it snows?
This little sweet girl lives with her mother Anastasia and brother Giorgi in an old-fashioned one-room apartment in Rustavi.
Wartime apartment! Kitchen and bathroom with bare walls and mold, a cloudy mirror in the hallway, old windows with cracks. And lunch is not homemade, but one brought from a social canteen.
“What kind of place is this – a social canteen?” - I ask Yanochka. And the child explains: “All the poor people like us gather there. Those, who have no food.”
An old muddy mirror with scratches hangs in the hallway
– Anastasia, does anybody help you?
Anastasia: I only have an old aunt who raised me. I lost my parents when I was a child. I became orphan when I was five.
- What happened?
Anastasia: My mother and father died in an accident. I went into hysterics when my aunt started explaining to me what had happened. I didn't believe it, I screamed, I cried. All together we had breakfast in the morning, we smiled to each other and talked to each other. Then they went to work. And in the evening police came. At first, they told my aunt... I saw everything with my own eyes: how they brought their bodies home, how many people came. Words can't describe this horror! It follows me all my life.
Then my aunt took me to Bakuriani, where I grew up and graduated from high school. And the apartment in Rustavi was closed for many years.
Yana: Are you talking about grandpa and grandma, mom? About how they died?
Anastasia: Yes, dear.
- I'm very sorry for you. It’s a real shock to go through such a tragedy. Is it that a flat?
Anastasia: Yes. The apartment was left off-hand. They broke the wooden door and took away all the things. When I came back here with my two kids, we had to start everything from the scratch. There was no light, no gas, no water. There was nothing to sleep on, nothing to sit on. It was terrible. I was about to sit right on the floor and cry.
The apartment still looks uninhabited
My neighbors supported me a lot. They brought us food. They brought us the necessary things: a bed, a mattress, someone gave us an old TV. They are very kind people, they treated us warmly. I was moved to tears that they care so much about us.
Looks like an abandoned hostel or communal apartment
- Why did you come back alone with your children? Was your marriage unhappy?
Anastasia: My husband found another woman and he actually had two families. It was very harsh to endure that - I could not. Now he lives in Lagodekhi with her, with that woman. She is his wife and we left.
- It’s so sad.
Anastasia: It is. I loved Pasha so much. I hoped that he would always protect me. He knew how hard my life was before we got married, he saw my tears. At my aunt's house, my sister-in-law was impatient to say goodbye to me. Immediately after graduating from school, I got a job as a scullery maid to provide for myself and get rid of reproaches and jokes addressed to me. But I still felt superfluous at that house, I worried and cried a lot. I poured my heart out to Pasha. He was my internet friend and the person who worried about me. He also loved me very much! He told me: “I will take you away from everyone, and we will live well together.”
I was so happy then. He arranged a honeymoon trip for me - he took me to Poti for a week.
- Does he communicate with children, help them?
Anastasia: I didn't get embittered against him. I can't hate him. He communicates with them. Sometimes he brings food. But this is episodic help. He has another family - all his thoughts are there now. He is not taking part in our everyday life for a while now. He's far away. He is not interested in our problems. We live on our own.
Giorgi: “I won’t eat it, it does not taste good at all, don’t lie to me!”
- What is the biggest problem for you right now?
Anastasia: Everything is a problem when you have no money. I can't start working yet. My children are too little - 4 and 6 years old. They can't do it at home without me. God knows what they'll do.
We eat at the social canteen. I can give nothing to my children - clothes, medications, study groups.
Yana: Mommy always says: “We have no means”. And in the store, she says: "Put the candy back... We won't try anything on."
- What do you want in the store?
Yana: I want a beautiful dress. Not someone’s but mine. So that they pack it for me and say: “I wish you well to wear it.” I have never had such things, I only wear castoffs. I want toys, an album. I would draw sun, people, grass, flowers, and my brother.
- Would you draw your dad?
Yana: Sure. But on a separate sheet. Because he does not live with us, he lives with another woman.
- Would you draw the canteen too?
Yana: Sure! I know many children who go there. They are also poor, like us. We always say hello to each other, we talk: “Hi, how are you? What are you going to do today?” We found out about you in the canteen - they gave mom your phone number and said: “Here you are, call them and they will help you”. And you have come. (Smiles). I never leave food - I eat everything to the end. And George begins to pick and choose and does not finish eating. Even potatoes with meat! He does not understand at all that we only have rice and buckwheat at home. Is it possible to do such stupidity and leave food? It drives me crazy!
- Maybe he does not like the taste?
Yana: What are you talking about! Everything tastes good to me when I'm hungry. How can one whim? We tell him: “We don't have a refrigerator at home. Everything spoils immediately. Both soup and porridge. But he does not understand that. (She spreads her hands.) Mommy wrote to those people in... (Tries to recall the word.)
Anastasia: In the Townhall, dear.
Yana: Yes, we wrote them. And they said they would not give us a fridge.
- Anastsia, can I talk to Yanochka a bit more? She is so smart! Yana, who is the boss - you or Giorgi?
Yana: He is the boss for sure. I love him so much, so he is the boss.
- What disappoints you the most?
Yana: That our home is sad and ugly. Look at those old windows. It’s cold to stand here. I don’t like the walls. Everything is ugly here. And my mood spoils because of the school uniform. I wear the same clothes all the time because my mother has no means. And it's cold inside, you know. I don't like it when my mom is sad.
In a house with such walls, your mood immediately deteriorates.
- Does you mom get sad often?
Yana: Well, yes. She worries about us.
- Anastasia, does the state support you in any way?
Anastasia: It won’t be true if I say that they save us. Our social allowance is 370 GEL. I pay for utilities and buy some groceries - buckwheat, vermicelli, oats - with that money.
“It’s ugly here too” - Yanochka shows us.
– What does your family need first of all?
Anastasia: I really need clothes for 4- and 6-years old children. Maybe there will be something for me too? Hygiene products, washing powder, shampoo and so on. Foodstuffs. If we had a refrigerator, I would bring some food home from the social canteen.
It is very unsafe to use such heater.
Yana: Giorgi needs wafers and cars.
Giorgi: They don’t give me wafers in the canteen. Do you give any?
- We can give you wafers and cars too.
“Giorgi is the boss because I love him”
- What do you regret the most?
Anastasia: I regret that I had no happy childhood. My aunt did her best for me, she tried to warm me up. But my pain has not gone. I often asked God: ‘”Why did my parents die? Where are they? Do they miss me?” I was offended, I cried, I was angry.
Now I ask God only to prevent my children from living in need so that they always have some lunch. I see that He hears me. My neighbors helped me when we moved here. Many people pitied my children and gave them food. You suddenly appeared in our life. I believe he will not leave me. (Cries)
Friends, Anastasia went through a great tragedy when she was a child, and now she is worried about the bitter childhood of her children. So far, she cannot change anything - neither poor food, nor terrible living conditions. This small family got hung up in poverty, and Anastasia hasn't the strength to get out from there herself. Time will pass, the children will grow up a little, and Anastasia will become able to go to work.
But now is the time when she needs to hold out, when she needs the care and protection of her friends. They really need food, clothes for children and adults, toys, a refrigerator. Perhaps, after watching our video, you will offer your universal help option. We will be happy and grateful!
You can visit the Tepnadze family in person at: Rustavi, sixteenth microdistrict, building 5, apartment 25.
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