The woman and her husband had always hoped to have at least four children, but they ended up with 83!
There is even a «Mother Heroine of the I degree» award.
Of course, the children’s smiles are the most valuable thing to her.
The family has two biological children and 81 foster children.
Many have grown up and flown from the nest, but she remembers everyone.
«I recall them all. And I remember their birthdays and their names.
And all of their wives, husbands, and children.
I recall everyone… I’m like a cat: I licked a kitten and it became mine.
They asked me to give them this one, that one… How will I give away my child?
I’m not going to give them away; these are my children.»
After a personal tragedy, she and her husband decided to take children from an orphanage.
The firstborn of the family, the son, turned out to be a special child, then a healthy daughter.
But the doctors assured me that it would most likely not work out to give birth to healthy children anymore.
Therefore, they began to build a big family, saving the guys who were left alone with their loneliness.
“The children themselves say: mom, and you know, you took them – and they seemed to have lived with us all their lives.
It’s not noticeable that they are of different blood, from a different family.”
Eight years ago, the woman buried her husband.
Now the heroine’s mother copes with the whole household herself.
Prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and come up with a cultural and entertainment program for children, and there is strength and boundless love for all this.
“I had and still have one fear: God grant that I raise them all.
Because I’m only 30 years short of 100…
I want to see what they will be like.