Letters from Armenia

Edgar – 05/02/24

This letter is from Edgar,* who is sponsored by St. Asdvadzadzin church of Whitinsville, Massachusetts.   

*We use only the first names of the children to protect their privacy. 

Dear Sponsor,  

This is Artsakhtsi Edgar writing to you with love. Before being forcefully exiled by the Azeris, we lived in Stepanakert. Currently, we rent a place in Hrazdan City, in Armenia’s Kotayk province. I go to Khachatur Abovian high school #1 here, but  I am in Artsakh with all my soul and thoughts, because I spent there the best days of my life, my childhood, my best memories.

It is true that here we are at home too – in our country – because Armenia is a sacred homeland for all the Armenians, however I will never accept the harsh reality of surrendering to the enemy my cradle of Artsakh for which my father spilled his blood and where we left his final resting place, which was a sanctuary for us. I will never forgive all those responsible for the fact that my father’s grave is abandoned now. I leave all of them to God’s judgement day. 

I am trying to make new friends here, and after school, I go to boxing classes – I like that sport very much. 

Dear Sponsor, thank you very much for being at my and my family’s side during these difficult times and for your support. 

May God protect all kind people like you and bless your endeavors with success. 

January 26, 2024