Letters from Armenia

Erik – 11/24/2022

Dear Sponsor, 

This is Erik Galstian. I was born on September 3, 2013. I live in the region of Aragatsotn, in the village of Byurakan. On September 1, 2019, I attended first grade at Hovhannes Toumanian Elementary School in Byurakan. Currently, I am in the 3rd grade. My father, hero Vagharshak Galstian, once sat in the same classroom where I am sitting now. On May 15, 2021, this classroom was named after him: Classroom of Hero Vagharshak Galstian. I am a very good student in school, and I am also very well-behaved. I am the only child in our family and the future defender of my mother.  

Although I miss my father very much and feel his absence constantly, I am also very proud of him! I lost not only my father, but also my grandfather whom I loved very much too. My grandfather couldn’t bear the death of my father and he went to God not even a year after my father’s passing. Now they both watch out for me from heaven. I, in my turn, do everything so that they are proud of me.  

My mom always helps me and gives me good advice. She is my older friend. I am very lucky to have parents like mine. 

Dear Sponsor, I want to wish you a Happy New Year and a Merry Christmas. I wished there were no more wars and that all children lived under peaceful skies.