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It's easy to see why Mac loves Irena so much. She's beautiful, but more than that she's a darling of a human being. I've seen her look after other people's children with the touch of a mother, help a disadvantaged bible student with the care of a friend and generally display a humble and self-sacrificing attitude on par with the very best humans I know. She tells a hilarious and woeful story of volunteering in Dominican Republic that demonstrates how willing she is to put up with the dire circumstances that can come with a developing land and yet, make the most of the situation.
Irena is one of the few (possibly the first?) Moldovans I know and if she is any indication, they are a wonderful people. It is stunningly wonderful to experience the taste of so many different cultures through my friends like Irena. Our first offer of hospitality after moving back to our hometown in 2013 was from Irena (and Mac as well) which told me right away that she was a kindred soul. I suspect great things for Irena and am happy to be part of the experience.
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