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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich => Topic started by: Grand Duchess Marishka on October 26, 2005, 05:12:35 PM

Title: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Grand Duchess Marishka on October 26, 2005, 05:12:35 PM
Just would like to know. I've done the same topic for Olga, if you'd like to see it under her name. Some people have interesting ideas...I mean emotionally. So...To me, well, I've become a more devoted Christian, generally a better person looking off of his life and trying to follow his examples.
Smart boy too, I'd wager. I've even taken the time to talk to other people and ask them about what they do. I know it's naive of me, but it's something sweet Alexey would do to his neighbors. Of course, then he always made friends. And I think it works wonderfully!
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Lizameridox on October 26, 2005, 07:01:16 PM
I thank God for the example of patience, faith, love and humility He has provided us in the Tsarevich.  To me Alexei Nikolaevich is not only a saint but a good example of how to handle the stuff that never seems to go away.  I love him very much.
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on October 27, 2005, 07:08:26 AM
How has Alexei affected my life...well, he turned it all around. He has been such an example for me in these last four years, and also such a blessing. I definately consider him a role model for me and my future. There will always be a place for Alexei in my heart.
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: PssMarieAmelie on October 27, 2005, 07:13:14 AM
I don't think he's affected me at all. One person who did, though--his mum.
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Vive_HIH_Aleksey on October 27, 2005, 12:29:44 PM
He's helped me to think twice about my actions, and I consider him a guardian angle, so when I am in a crisis I look to him, and something always turns up to make it right again.

I think he likes to play jokes on me too though LOL. Like when I was gone at Skate America this weekend, when it was over my friend Ruby and I went out to wait for her father and niether of our cell phones would work, when they worked fine in the arena. We went inside and tried walking around for a signal but didn't get one. Finally we walked out and went to the parking lot and there was the blasted signal LOL.
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Romanov_Fan19 on October 27, 2005, 07:51:53 PM
hes  been an example  for me with my illness  Spina Bifada
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Grand Duchess Marishka on October 27, 2005, 09:31:10 PM
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hes  been an example  for me with my illness  Spina Bifada


As a Christian, I'm entitled to say this. Bless you. I'm glad he was of such vitality to you.
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Romanov_Fan19 on October 28, 2005, 09:12:24 PM
he seems like my  Guardian  Angel  in a way   :)  (I Pray he and his family are in Heaven  and as a devout  Christian  I Belive  they are)
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Eternal_Princess on November 01, 2005, 11:37:06 PM
When I first thought of writting a novel about Alexei, my mother asked me a curious question: "Why Alexei?"

Why indeed?

Anastasia and all the people who claimed to be her is facinating stuff, Nicholas is interesting because he was the Last Tsar. (Although technically it was Alexei and his Uncle.)

It was something that drew me to Alexei, I can't quite explain what it was, I was wondering through my local library and I was walking through the ancient history section as part research for my current novel.

I turned my head and I saw in the aisle across was the back of a book about the Russian Revolution. And on the back of the cover of the fairly old book was a picture of someone I recgonised as Tsar Nicholas II. (I'd done a study of the English Royals and had seen the famous picture of George V and Nicholas together.)

With him was a woman with sad eyes, (Alexandra) and a little boy standing between them, I blinked, because for a momment it looked like he smiled at me. But after a closer look his face was in a serious little expression that reminded me of my brother as a little boy.

I'd only briefly look at the Romanovs after my Mother took me and my sister to see Anastasia. She scoffed at how childish and fairy-tale like it was and borrowed Anastasia's album for me. Needless to say, it frighted the eleven year old me that such a thing could be possible and I gave it back to her.

But suddenly I found all the books I could about the Romanovs and I began to become facinated with the boy-Tsar, the more I read, the more he seemed to be reaching out to me saying:

"This. This is me. My story has never been more then a paragraph in history, but it was more then that, I wasn't a Saint, though they have made me one, I was a normal boy in abnormal circumstances."

I know it sounds strange, but that's how Alexei affected me to the point I had to do my part and try to unravel the mystery of the last of the Tsars.

There is far more information that mysteriously finds it's way to me, though emails or through books I'd never have thought of looking through for information.

I'd like to think Alexei's keeping a close eye on what I do, and I feel sometimes when I'm writting he's there saying: "no, that's not right, it was like that," or "Naysta wouldn't say it like that, she'd make a joke out of it." Or maybe even, "yes, that exactly what they were like."

So he's really changed my life for the better, he's given me a totally different perspecive on life and enabled me to see past what history says about a person and focus on the person themselves.
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Grand Duchess Marishka on November 03, 2005, 09:08:57 AM
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When I first thought of writting a novel about Alexei, my mother asked me a curious question: "Why Alexei?"

Why indeed?

Anastasia and all the people who claimed to be her is facinating stuff, Nicholas is interesting because he was the Last Tsar. (Although technically it was Alexei and his Uncle.)

It was something that drew me to Alexei, I can't quite explain what it was, I was wondering through my local library and I was walking through the ancient history section as part research for my current novel.

I turned my head and I saw in the aisle across was the back of a book about the Russian Revolution. And on the back of the cover of the fairly old book was a picture of someone I recgonised as Tsar Nicholas II. (I'd done a study of the English Royals and had seen the famous picture of George V and Nicholas together.)

With him was a woman with sad eyes, (Alexandra) and a little boy standing between them, I blinked, because for a momment it looked like he smiled at me. But after a closer look his face was in a serious little expression that reminded me of my brother as a little boy.

I'd only briefly look at the Romanovs after my Mother took me and my sister to see Anastasia. She scoffed at how childish and fairy-tale like it was and borrowed Anastasia's album for me. Needless to say, it frighted the eleven year old me that such a thing could be possible and I gave it back to her.

But suddenly I found all the books I could about the Romanovs and I began to become facinated with the boy-Tsar, the more I read, the more he seemed to be reaching out to me saying:

"This. This is me. My story has never been more then a paragraph in history, but it was more then that, I wasn't a Saint, though they have made me one, I was a normal boy in abnormal circumstances."

I know it sounds strange, but that's how Alexei affected me to the point I had to do my part and try to unravel the mystery of the last of the Tsars.

There is far more information that mysteriously finds it's way to me, though emails or through books I'd never have thought of looking through for information.

I'd like to think Alexei's keeping a close eye on what I do, and I feel sometimes when I'm writting he's there saying: "no, that's not right, it was like that," or "Naysta wouldn't say it like that, she'd make a joke out of it." Or maybe even, "yes, that exactly what they were like."

So he's really changed my life for the better, he's given me a totally different perspecive on life and enabled me to see past what history says about a person and focus on the person themselves.


That's truly fascinating! I think there's something that everyone finds so moving in Alexey- definitely.
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on November 11, 2005, 03:20:53 PM
Alexei is a big part in my life, he definitly changed it! Whenever I'm in a bad situation I talk to him and I feel like he's always watching me and I really feel like I know him!

When ever I'm in emotional or physical pain like if I fall or something or twist my ancle or what ever I tell my self to not make a big deal over it because the little Tsareivch suffered much more then I have!

He has also brought me closer with God. Now because of Alexei I go to church every week by my self with a close friend and look forward to it! ;D

I think I've become I better person because of him, following his examples has helped me alot in the short three years that I've known the little guy!

~Anastacia~
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Grand Duchess Marishka on November 14, 2005, 12:22:54 PM
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Alexei is a big part in my life, he definitly changed it! Whenever I'm in a bad situation I talk to him and I feel like he's always watching me and I really feel like I know him!

When ever I'm in emotional or physical pain like if I fall or something or twist my ancle or what ever I tell my self to not make a big deal over it because the little Tsareivch suffered much more then I have!

He has also brought me closer with God. Now because of Alexei I go to church every week by my self with a close friend and look forward to it! ;D

I think I've become I better person because of him, following his examples has helped me alot in the short three years that I've known the little guy!

~Anastacia~


Yes, yes I know what you mean! He is like the little brother, well, I don't have. But there's always something about him that people can relate to and hold dear. That is why, I think, he is one of our favorite Romanovs. Despite his sad end, we do not only sympathize because he was youngest and cherubic in heart, but because we can all have a part of him near and dear to us. Isn't that right?
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Romanov_Fan19 on November 14, 2005, 11:23:38 PM
he is in fact in a way a brother to us all  
in a very real Christian sense
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Grand Duchess Marishka on November 16, 2005, 03:05:45 PM
Dah, indeed. Dah.
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Tania+ on November 16, 2005, 04:45:25 PM
Romanov_Fan19,

Very nicely stated, and I agree. He taught me to love life more and be totally involved, not just idly allow life to pass by. Thank you for your sharing.

Tatiana



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he is in fact in a way a brother to us all  
in a very real Christian sense

Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: grandduchess_42 on December 25, 2005, 01:36:18 PM
Alexei has affected my life by not knowing whats going to happen in the future and you must take every precaution. and that (the most corney saying of all) live life to the fullest. for he didn't have a chance to do that. but i'm shure that he, in his eyes, live a happy, full of love, and joyous life.
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Joy0318 on December 25, 2005, 02:14:57 PM
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I thank God for the example of patience, faith, love and humility He has provided us in the Tsarevich.  To me Alexei Nikolaevich is not only a saint but a good example of how to handle the stuff that never seems to go away.  I love him very much.


Very well said! That is almost exactly the same way I feel about him. Whenever I am having some type of problem in my life I think about Alexei and all he went through during his 13 years of life. I don't think that anything I've ever had to face comes close to what he had to live with daily. He is like a guardian angel to me.
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: grandduchess_42 on December 25, 2005, 02:16:26 PM
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 He is like a guardian angel to me.


hes one to every one.  ;)
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on December 27, 2005, 11:56:59 PM
Aleksei...what can I say to express my emotions for Baby?

He is...everything for me, good and bad.
You see, let me tell you the story behind this.
I grew obsessed, in an unhealthy way, towards Alyoshenka when I first found out about him. So much so, that I ended up having to have phsycology and switch schools.  :-[
This has affected me in so many ways that you ca not begin to imagine.
In respect to the little Tsarevich, I know that not many people nowadays are interested in him and his family.
No one has ever understood how tragic his loss was to this world. Except, perhaps, all of you.  :)
Once I grew lonely and desperate without any friends because of my obsession with Aleksei, I turned into a person who had no passion for life and felt no reason to live without him, or anything else.
Of course, there is much more to this somewhat embarassing story, but I do not feel that this forum is the correct place to put it in.
He has changed my life though, and I love him.

Sofia
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: grandduchess_42 on December 28, 2005, 02:10:25 PM
WHOA  :o

i didn't realize how much you liked him. i adore Alexei, i think he was the best looking kid i have ever seen.

Alexei was somthing to every one. that is what makes him so special.
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Amanda_Misha on May 11, 2007, 07:11:22 PM
For my it is an example of patience, of fe in God, for my it is a  sweet little angel...   :)
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: mr_harrison75 on May 11, 2007, 08:03:36 PM
Being a history buff since I was very young, I've been aware of Alexei and his family's story for a long time. But what kindled back my interest was the book Romanov prophecy, and reading the parts about their escape gave me the desire to know more about them. And now I'm here!  ;D

For me, Alexei was an excellent example of how someone badly sick or with terrible difficulties should behave. Even when he felt he should be better dead (Spala 1912), even when he was bored and tired to be stuck in bed or frustrated of being unable to do what all normal boys could do, he never became bitter, and he developped a great empathy toward the others.

From what I've read, he was a joyful little man, and he trusted anyone who trusted him, without limits, and that's all the reasons why I have a great respect and affection for this endearing russian little boy.

I'm pretty sure that his attitude gave a lot of courage to his parents and sisters.
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: XJaseyRaeX on May 19, 2007, 08:50:34 PM
i think Aleksei was the most angelic looking boy i have ever seen....and the tragic fact that he was a hemophiliac and had a hard life made it all the more appealing to me...i mean when i have my first boy i should like to name him Aleksei in honor of the dear boy, regardless of what my friends say (in other words they argue its a girls name....i get sooooo MAD!) >:(
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: TheAce1918 on May 19, 2007, 09:51:57 PM
He, along with all of the Romanovs have taught me a lot since I've begun reading into them.  One of the more important features was that observing Aleksey's condition made me thankful for life, and that though sometimes I thought my own existence was hectic...there were others who's conditions were worse than mine.  Plus, on a short-end, diving into the realm of the Romanovs has only furthered and enriched my love of history.  Just can't get enough!  ;)
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: XJaseyRaeX on May 19, 2007, 09:54:17 PM
i guess i could relate to Aleksei's mother with the worrying because hemphilia runs in my family...and the fear of passing on a disease like that has always scared me....
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: mr_harrison75 on May 19, 2007, 10:09:10 PM
It must have been terrible for Alix to see her son suffering horribly, and knowing that she what in cause because of her bloodline! The Tsar did wrote in his diary that he could barely stay in the same room than his son, so horrible was his pain and cries, so just imagine Alix!

Poor Alexei!

At least today there are treatments for hemophilliac, such as coagulants, synthetic protein perfusions, and other things...
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: dmitri on July 05, 2007, 12:49:50 PM
It hasn't effected my life. I did though feel very sad for the little boy that he suffered so much and that he had to die so young. Given the immense suffering he had to endure you wonder about why he had to be born to usffer so much. I guess some would call that fate. 
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Aleksei on August 05, 2007, 08:30:57 AM
How has Alexei affected my life? HIH is still my Tzar.
I`m Romanov by my mothers side and I never forget Alexei!
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: dmitri on August 05, 2007, 10:28:26 AM
Of course Alexis can be your private Tsar if that provides any comfort. He did appear to be a very lovely child. He was however, never really ever Tsar. Nicholas II abdicated on his son's behalf. This may or may not have been illegal. The throne went to Michael who was not prepared to accept it and that was the end of the dynasty. One of my best friends is a Romanov and has told me much about the family. 
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Damie on August 05, 2007, 01:00:38 PM
I guess the best way to describe how Alexei affects me is that his spirit seems always to be with me. Sometimes I feel others might be right about me who say I'm wiser than my years and able to empathize with the suffering of others. There's something magical about it, and I'm not going to question it, just go with it--and know that'll lead to something good.

   
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: NAOTMAA Fan on August 12, 2007, 05:58:03 PM
I wouldn't say Alexei has affected my life or anything but there are similarities between ours. I was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis when I was 2 and it caused me enormous pain and all sorts of other sicknesses. I had to grow up with it and it prevented me from being active and playful like any other boy. I was able to sympathize with the suffering in others and I've been told by countless numbers that I act and think years beyond my age. I almost died when I was eight too, due to an intense fever caused by it o_o. Arthritis is no longer a big part of my life but I still know the pain inflicted by intense illness and know what Alexei's suffering must have been like.  :-\
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on September 02, 2007, 12:50:51 AM
The anecdote I think of most often concerns Alexei and Olga.  When Alexei was ten, Olga found him lying on his back looking at clouds and asked him what he was doing.  "I like to think and wonder," Alexei replied.  Olga asked him what he liked to think about.  "Oh, so many things," was his answer.  "I enjoy the sun and the beauty of summer as long as I can.  Who knows whether one of these days I shall not be prevented from doing it?"

This should serve as a reminder to everyone to observe what seems good in life to you, and make the most of it while you have it.  Appreciate what you are able to do.  Remember that this boy who was the most important child in Russia still had many days of painful illness and didn't live long, might not have anyway, while some people live incredibly long lives but may not cherish them as much.
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Grand Duchess Marishka on September 10, 2007, 05:51:41 PM
Wow! I haven't seen this topic in so long! I'm glad it's still up and active! :) All of have such beautiful and strong morals and stories. I just want to tell you all that I think I've become a better person just by reading all of your posts! Bless all of you! I love this community! :)
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Imperial_Grounds on July 23, 2008, 07:50:00 PM
Alexei has had quite some influence on me, i look at his memory and his life and try to be like him. I try to be brave when tragedy strikes, but i don't give up on being emotional,  I try to be here for others, who are in need of help, or just a talk because to me Alexei seems to be that kind of person, or was that kind of person. I am from a triplet, and besides losing both my brothers i have probably spent a couple of years in the hospital because of health problems, some life threatening. And some of those issue's probably will be part of me for the rest of my life, and while I had to endure allot I try to take it on bravely, as Alexei did. We all have our cross to bare, and i try to wear mine as Alexei wore his.

Also, when I lost a close friend of mine to Leukemia when she almost was cured, i turned to my faith, and towards my faith in Alexei, and his Family(but especially Alexei) for help and guidance during that terrible time. I see him as a Guardian Angel, along with his family, Queen Astrid of Belgium and Princess Diana because they all cared for others, without wanting something in return. Alexei also made me really believe in God even more. I am more of a devoted Christian now, and i try to visit the church as much as i can just to find comfort in time of need.
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: nena on July 23, 2008, 08:10:57 PM
Dandy, I completly agree with you...And I am so sorry about your friend, I am very emotional, and I can start to cry easy......Thinking deeply, I am considering he was one person which deserved love....And he gave love to others, when people cry, then he cry, when people is sad, then he's sad....when the country is unhappy, he is ,too, unhappy....Also, when people are happy, he is too, when people is smiling, he's smiling more......With his charm, elegancy, voice and eyes, and spiritedness of love made people remorsed..I am among them.......
I hope everyone can understand him better, after reading this. (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Smileys/9428a070.gif)
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Imperial_Grounds on July 23, 2008, 08:16:53 PM
Dandy, I completly agree with you...And I am so sorry about your friend, I am very emotional, and I can start to cry easy......Thinking deeply, I am considering he was one person which deserved love....And he gave love to others, when people cry, then he cry, when people is sad, then he's sad....when the country is unhappy, he is ,too, unhappy....Also, when people are happy, he is too, when people is smiling, he's smiling more......With his charm, elegancy, voice and eyes, and spiritedness of love made people remorsed..I am among them.......
I hope everyone can understand him better, after reading this. (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Smileys/9428a070.gif)

Exactly what i meant, and thank you for what you said about my friend. She died in march of this year, so it isn't healed completely yet. Aldo i tried to put my feelings into some creative work(I made a video, and I am working on a story using her disease and strugle, just so i can ease the pain by it) because it always is some kind of comfort when i can put my heart into something.

PS. You remembered my name? :D I feel flattered for some reason now,  :)
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: nena on July 23, 2008, 08:26:43 PM
Yes, I remembered your name..... ;)

Let's back to Tsarevich---So, I said almost all in my previous post; and I have to add--Aleksei was one human person, wasn't he? Remember his schock at Hospital when he saw boys aged like he in beds with many hurts. Also, I think his childhood was adulthood, Not sure what I mean? I mean, he 'became' older(in phyhical point of view) very early. Also, playing with friends weren't avaible much to him.--expect he was health......So, he respected words 'friendship', 'help', and he understood all kinds of pain.......Am I right?  :)
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Imperial_Grounds on July 23, 2008, 08:32:50 PM
You are exactly right on the spot. You just know what's in my head ;) And I agree, Alexei was probably older psychically because he endured real pain and understood all kind of needs, all kind of pain..
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: ZackFaire13 on January 03, 2010, 02:16:19 PM
I agree with much of what's been said. I'm not sure why, but the more I research the IF, the more I'm drawn to Alexi. He does seem like a little brother! And in fact, he just helped me find something I've been missing for a long time.  8)
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Anastasia Spalko on January 03, 2010, 02:27:41 PM
Alexei's story made me think of how lucky I am.  My parents aren't leaders that people will want to murder without thought.  As of right now, I'm nearly 13.  To think that he was killed when he wasn't much older than me now makes me shudder.

Of course, he did affect my life by drawing me to a boy who looks just like him and has his same sweet yet somewhat dare-devilish personality.  We're best friends now, and he's considered my boyfriend by everyone in the school 
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Naslednik on January 03, 2010, 09:47:35 PM
I've had a life somewhat parallel to his sisters, with my sibling absolutely ruined by a disease that comes and goes (epilepsy with seizures and severe IQ loss).  So from the age of 14, when I discovered the IF, I have been fascinated by their reaction to disease, and its emotional effect on their own family.  Most of all, I have never figured out how Nicholas carried on day to day with his public life while bearing the sadness of his son's suffering.  Unimaginable to me! And yet the word used to describe him is always 'weak.'  People who have an Alexei in their lives see weakness with a whole different set of eyeglasses....
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Ausmanov on January 10, 2010, 02:37:33 AM
I look at Alexie's life as something to aspire to, I too went through childhood suffering n more thanone area and beleive ican sympathise with a lot of people.iread about Alexeis life and analyse his qualities and strive to show the positive qualities he had in my life.
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: Naslednik on January 14, 2010, 09:27:00 PM
It is an interesting question, this idea of inspiration.  I believe that a lot of people who don't really respond to the idea of sainthood for the IF still see the family as inspiring in some aspect.  Perhaps bravery, handling suffering, attempting to stay humble in spite of their fame, staying a loving family in spite of events and fame, etc.  And Alexei, of course, for handling his disease with a great deal of spunk.
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on September 13, 2018, 04:48:26 PM
Recently my little memorial to Alexei fell down.  I have been meaning to repair and replace it but have been sidelined by a number of issues including bad weather and health complications.  For over two weeks now I have been channeling Alexei after straining my back on a couple of jobs around the house and yard.  They shouldn't have been any big deal but the pain from one small pulled muscle has spread to several parts of my right leg so I can't move around much but don't dare stay in one position too long either, as that makes it worse, and I am unable to concentrate on activities I would like.  I always think of Alexei during such times and contemplate his family's struggles and their faith.

I was very surprised to read this eyewitness account http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/alexis-tsarevich-spala.html which had Alexei's serious groin injury occurring from a bathtub fall before the 1912 trip to Spala.  I always understood he was injured after arriving at Spala when he tried to jump into a small boat and the oar struck him near his hip.  This makes it sound as if he was too compromised from the bathtub fall to have attempted any such thing as leaping into a boat and makes me wonder which if either story is true.  In any case, we do know he suffered agonies from what was believed an incurable injury only to recover and be cruelly murdered a few years later.  This is a downer but I try to be inspired by Alexei and do what I can even while not functioning at 100% capacity.  I was thankful to be able to watch a couple of good movies I couldn't have had I been rushing around trying to accomplish things.  I am also thankful for modern medicine to which I will turn for help.  Presumably there is some sort of lesson in all this.  It's hard to believe they have all been gone for over 100 years now.
Title: Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
Post by: PAGE on September 14, 2018, 04:12:06 AM
Indeed, I read Spiridovitch's book and he talks about a bathtub. Afterwards, Spiridovitch was not necessarily a direct witness of the accident. In the memories, there are always small mistakes. For example, I think I remember that Spiridovich also commits a confusion about the commemorations in Belgorod in 1911.