A story of one family’s repatriation written while rocking a baby crib))
The silver ring you see in this picture is very special because it changed my life.
I felt attached to it immediately. The moment I tried it on I felt it is absolutely and totally MINE. I felt such a flow of energy from the Tree of life on it at that moment that I bought it without a second thought. And that’s where the miracles started.
My husband and I had already made our decision to move back to Armenia from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Everything was planned and I even had a prospective job that I was most likely to get as soon as I arrived. Ha-ha! Well, that was how I imagined the repatriation of my family. But God had other plans for us. And my Tree of life talisman had already started working. But I was only about to find it out.
The day before my trial period was over and I was supposed to sign a work contract for a position of an issuing editor at a news agency in Armenia I had an important announcement to make to my future employer. I was pregnant. Well, they were obviously not planning to start searching for another person for the same position in less than a year again so I was told very tactfully that they’re not eager to hire me anymore.
I can’t describe the enormous despair I felt when I left the building that day. I had just moved back to my homeland and although I had a house and connections there, anyway I was going to start my life from scratch. I had a son to support and a new baby growing inside me. And I had no job anymore. I wouldn’t get over that moment if I didn’t have my best friend by my side to reassure me that everything is going to be ok.
I didn’t realize at the moment that it was simply God’s way to put me on the right path. In less than several weeks another great friend and a prominent benefactor whom I got to know back in Saint Petersburg offered me an amazing temporary job which was exactly what I needed at the moment.
Another miracle was the flow of new applications to Learn Armenian Online project which I didn’t even have time to promote in the fuss of moving and starting a new job. It was as if Lord was telling me: THIS is what you need to focus on.
Well, now I can say with full confidence - I got the message! I and the project team have a real blast of new ideas and plans for the project and we are starting to implement them step by step. One of them and the initiative that led to the biggest engagement and excitement among our followers is the “Walk and talk in Armenian” series of live broadcasts from different spots and events in Armenia which I accompany with Armenian speech. The live streams are later edited and supplemented with titles featuring the vocabulary used during the broadcast. You can find all of them turned into tutorials on our website, Twitter account, Facebook page and Youtube channel by searching for #walkandtalkinarmenian hashtag. We are also expecting a lot of feedback and comments from our friends and subscribers so that we can make not only the live streams but also the Eastern Armenian and Western Armenian flashcards and other useful materials more beneficial. And of course, our amazing Eastern Armenian and Western Armenian teachers are working constantly on turning their online classes of Eastern Armenian and Western Armenian into a precious tool of spreading the knowledge of Armenian language.
One of the things that warm my heart these days is that our son Vazgen started attending an Armenian school in September and his proficiency of his native Armenian language is improving day by day.
And, yes, about the most priceless present my Tree of life talisman brought us.
On November 10, 2017, our family was blessed with an amazing daughter who is all smiles, light, and happiness from the first day she came into this world. She gives me so much inspiration to work on the project I couldn’t even imagine a newborn child could give. By the way, she is behind the scenes of almost every live broadcast I make as I walk with the baby stroller through our city)
It all comes so naturally that I really understand - this is the way it was meant to be. Thus, Learn Armenian Online project is bound to succeed and further develop helping to reveal our beautiful homeland Armenia, its culture, and language to the world. And as usual, you can help us grow by sharing this article and other materials we prepare, liking our page and inviting your friends to do the same.
Lots of love from Armenia,
By Gohar Martirosyan,
founder and CEO of Learn Armenian Online project