Letter(s) from Katerina Moulenko to Marcus (USA)

Letter 1

Hello there, dear Marcus!
First of all, thank you so much for taking interest in me and for taking time to reply...
Its difficult to start.... I must admit I fear to write this kind of a letter cause I think I can feel the feelings that may come out with this kind of conversation cause its a way of getting to know a different person with a different life a different story and its may not be easy cause not every way leads to love and its so easy to hurt somebody someday...
I try to be open and honest. I'm not sure if I'm right this way but I think if this will be a real chance for two people to find together that it may only happen if the written things are true cause it may be funny for a while the other way too but at the end there will be two disappointed people when they face reality. This kind of a beginning "relationship" may lead to love - I believe in this - its a feeling you find inside or you don? - you cant change. Those important things that determine your life, that wont be changed in a lifetime... So many words for such as simple thing! I came here by surprise but I try to give the best every time so if you willing to let me know you better I going to let you know me better and what may we loose? Maybe its a way we walk leading to love, maybe to a friendship, maybe we get lost on the way. Nobody knows by now - so let us find out...
I looking for my soul mate, not for a guy who will buy me clothes, or anything from the store. I want to laugh with him and cry with him, spend a wonderful time and have a family. To do skiing, cinema and all the things that are so much more fun together! And I? sure I? not alone with my wishes!
To tell a few words about myself -- I'm an exceptionally romantic girl, and, unlike others, I really mean it. I'm an artist, not only by profession, but also in heart... I enjoy leaving in a beautiful dream world of mine, where LOVE is a reigning queen, and I want to meet my prince to share it... But this is deeply inside. In real life I'm an architect, the girl who is striving really hard to prove the world and myself that I'm worthy of love.
I'm afraid that this letter was too long, and I will write more about myself the next time.
Tell me more about yourself. Where do you live, work? Your hobbies?
Waiting for your letter,
Konstancia

Letter 2

Dear Marcus!
As I said I had birthday on 18 April!
Thank you I had nice party!
I was so tired after my birthday, I cooked by myself for dinner, danced much, went to bed late, on Saturday I could hardly work and on Sunday I had rest, just slept, read books, watched TV, did exercises, nothing interesting but now I feel better!
I hope you had nice Easter!
We will have Easter on 27 April by Orthodox church!
Thank you for your nice photos!
You look strong, resolute, kind and handsome.
I understand your doubts why I wrote to you, why I am interested in you. But I want you to know that I think LOVE knows no age measures, no age limits. What if my soul mate, my "half" is older that I and I will look for him in my age group? In this case I will never find him and will never be happy. But I want to find my love! I see no sense in life without love.
I don't want to say Ukrainian men are bad, but because of our poor bad life most of them either lose inner strength and begin to drink much or become a criminal. Both two variants are not for me, as I care about my future family and the fate of my future children. Yes, I speak English, but I don't have PC and phone at home. I draw sketches of some building, create new and renovate old. I like pop and classical music. What about you?
I am looking for a truthful man and want to have a happy life with him. My dream is to share my life with someone to whom I can offer my heart. In my opinion love is much more than sex. We can't say that we love someone by spending a couple of hours on bed everyday You know how it's beautiful to spend sometimes with your lover at the seaside, to be next to him watching a film, to be at the restaurant having a wine and sharing our ideas.
My plans for the future is to find that special man who can be my husband, best friend and lover in one person, and build a strong family based on love and mutual respect.
Why have you decided to look for your woman in Ukraine?
Kisses, Konstancia

Letter 3

Dear Marcus!
Thank you for your interesting letter and nice photo!
This weekend will be Easter in Ukraine and our family gathers and we will go to church, and then have celebrating meal, walk in the nature, rest. I think the coming two weeks I might write seldom because 1-2 may is holidays, 3-4 weekends close to holidays, so we will go to countryside and to my granny, and on 4-5 may will be Remembrance day so everybody will go to cemetery, on 9 May there will be Victory Day, so we will celebrate it with my family and go to cemetery again to my grandfather grave as he was a veteran of the Great Patriotic War (for you World War II). The first days of May always are big rest, holidays for Ukraine, Russia, etc, and this year Easter is close, so it will be even more holidays together. I like spring, holidays, but it will be again too many drunk people that I don't like.
As to your questions, I am a the only child at my parents. My family consists of ... well, tons of people, and other animals ;-), as somebody wrote... ;-))
First of all, it is my mom, Valentina, a Teacher by profession, my dad, Roman, is a Pediatrician. My mom and my dad were together since University, next year they will celebrate 30 years of happy marriage. My family has always been a great support for me, and some day I want to be as good a parent for my kids, as my parents were for me... In my family there has always been an atmosphere of love and care, and I always knew that no matter what happens -- I can always count on them...
I think it is very important to have a good situation in the family where no one yells or talks loud to one another. It should always be respectful and love and sincere loyalty to one another should always come first. I can't believe people in this life raise their voices and scream at one another. It would break my heart to know that I would have to put someone through that. I truly believe that care and wisdom should always be the first thing that one thinks about before a word comes out to another person. We all belong to the human race and we should treat each other with respect and honor, but I know some people don't always do that. I can tell you that I was brought up in a family where God came first and we never raised our voices. I believe that real love and affection should prevail. I too, like you want so very much to have that sort of family I want to share my life, my thoughts, my desires and my loyalty with someone special. I do want to be married; I want to feel loved and to make the best of what life has to offer. I also have two grandmothers and one grandfather. One of my grandmothers lives with my parents; my other grand family lives in a village, in Zaporizhian region. I loved spending my winter vacations there, when I was still at the University. They have a cow there, and a goat. And a dog that my parents gave me when I was ten... Gosh, he is probably 13 now...
Then I have a couple of uncles and aunts, and a lot of second cousins, some of whom I know only from other relatives' words... I've never traveled abroad. I can't afford it. I dream to travel much! I would be happy to live near the sea, but I live in the center of Ukraine, it's far from the sea.
I have no phone at my home, but I can ask my friend to use hers if we want to talk.
I am not a model; most Ukrainian girls look very pretty, because we always care about our look.
I am an architect, but i just began to work in this field, I only study how to work, little salary but much practice.
Yes, I like to kiss my beloved. I like to show my love to him, to please him, to make love, to hug, to kiss, etc.
And do you like to kiss your girl?
What is the name of your city? Is it near the sea?
Hope to hear from you soon!
Kisses, Konstancia

Letter 4

Dear Marcus!
As I said I had birthday on 18 April!
Thank you I had nice party!
I was so tired after my birthday, I cooked by myself for dinner, danced much, went to bed late, on Saturday I could hardly work and on Sunday I had rest, just slept, read books, watched TV, did exercises, nothing interesting but now I feel better!
I hope you had nice Easter!
We will have Easter on 27 April by Orthodox Church!
Thank you for your nice photos!
You look strong, resolute, kind and handsome.
I understand your doubts why I wrote to you, why I am interested in you. But I want you to know that I think LOVE knows no age measures, no age limits. What if my soul mate, my "half" is older that I and I will look for him in my age group? In this case I will never find him and will never be happy. But I want to find my love! I see no sense in life without love.
I don't want to say Ukrainian men are bad, but because of our poor bad life most of them either lose inner strength or begin to drink much or become a criminal. Both two variants are not for me, as I care about my future family and the fate of my future children. Yes, I speak English, but I don't have PC and phone at home. I draw sketches of some building, create new and renovate old. I like pop and classical music. What about you?
I am looking for a truthful man and want to have a happy life with him. My dream is to share my life with someone to whom I can offer my heart. In my opinion love is much more than sex. We can't say that we love someone by spending a couple of hours on bed everyday You know how it's beautiful to spend sometimes with your lover at the seaside, to be next to him watching a film, to be at the restaurant having a wine and sharing our ideas.
My plans for the future is to find that special man who can be my husband, best friend and lover in one person, and build a strong family based on love and mutual respect.
Why have you decided to look for your woman in Ukraine?
Kisses, Konstancia

Letter 5

Dear Marcus!
Thank you for nice song and I like your voice too! You sound like a strong and romantic man! I want to meet you!
You woke up some pleasant feelings in my heart.
I was too glad, to find you new message in the mailbox again. I suppose and hope that you are already waiting for my answer :) I really appreciate your feelings towards me, and also in me grew the feelings that you are the man of my life. May be it is a little bit stupid and naive, to talk like this before a first meeting, but I like you already too much. You are right, we don't know each other yet, but...
Kisses, Konstancia

Letter 6

Dear Marcus!
It was so pleasant today to hear your voice!
I want to meet you, now I feel surer that we are soul mates, that we will like each other when we meet.
I went to the travel company to find out the details concerning a trip to Germany.
My father recommended me this travel agency (he trusts them more because his friend used the services of this agency and was very glad).
I was told there that nowadays it is rather difficult to obtain a visa for young unmarried people due to the huge stream of the illegal immigrants therefore the trip will be the easiest way for me to come to your country. If I buy a trip package, the travel company pledges to assist me in obtaining the visa. They will also book a return ticket, make medical insurance, will assist in collecting all the necessary papers which are considered to be the requisites for traveling.
I was told that a tour to Germany will cost me about 500$ including a tourist visa, return ticket, medical insurance, notary attested papers required for the obtaining a visa at the Embassy. They can make it without hotel as I hope i will stay at your house, but if you want I can ask for hotel too. It will take about 20 days to arrange a tour to your country.
I think you are so very lovely in every way, my heart is with you and I would like you to know, I trust you with my life and my heart. You give me power with your words; I did not think I would find my soul mate in I-net. I was wrong because I have found you, someone who, I can give my love to, and look after and make happy!
Thank you for coming into my life. You are everything I have been looking for. and together we can be one!
I hope to hear from you soon
Kisses, Konstancia

Letter 7

Dear Marcus!
I read your letter to my parents, they asked me much questions about you and my feelings to you, weather I am sure in your decency, honesty, etc, I told them yes, of course, and they also feel your feelings to me in your words, so they don't doubt in your honesty and love to me, but just worry about my long trip to you, my accommodation there, and the fact they will miss me much.
It's good you read Anna Karenina, it's sad book but about true love of a woman and her tragedy...
Ok, I need to go now, I will write you tomorrow...
Kisses, your Konstancia

Letter 8

Dear Marcus!
You touched my heart with your letter. I have never doubt in you and in that fact that you may be my soul-mate and my future love, and now I am sure I felt right about you... Nobody can't explain why you and not another man won my heart because only God connect people. I got many letters but my heart feels something special only to you. I don't really know why, because it's feelings they are not explainable, although of course your words, your look, your voice mean much, but besides this there is also something special, supernatural, that we can see or touch or explain but can feel... You can ask yourself the same question, why no other woman won your heart, and I am sure you will answer the same: these others were just not your "half". We were in the process of searching for our "half" and now I do believe you and me found each other.
Of course i will do my best to save money for my trip to you! My visa is valid for 3 month but the passport was tore by Sergey, I need to recover it now, so it will cost also some money, and although I am in despair now about my lost documents for trip i will try to arrange it again.
My friend on the phone is called Larissa.
Yes, i am at home now.
No, my parents didn't talk to Sergey.
I am not sure about call now, as my friend is out of town for some days.
I miss you and kiss you,
your Konstancia

Letter 9

Dear Marcus!
I almost forgot...
Meet me right at the airport at the arrival gates!
The day before my coming, you can tell me what clothes you will have on for me to see you quickly in a crowd at the airport. OK? I just knew that I need to have some pocket money with me when crossing the border, I will have to show at the customs at least 350$ for them to allow me to leave Ukraine for abroad, if I don't have such sum with me they can refuse me to enter because they think if a person goes abroad without enough pocket money then this person is going for illegal work there. I think I was told about it long ago at the travel agency but I forgot about it, now they reminded me that I must have pocket money with me. I asked my parents about it, they can give me only 50$, and the extra 100$ you sent for trip, so I need more 200$. Is it ok for you if you send me more money for this, I will give you them back when I come, it's just for customs, I don't want to be stopped at the border because of this. OK?
I am waiting for your call today.
Kisses, your Konstancia