I am very moved by your story. We are the same age and both grew up in other countries. I had it so much easier growing up in Austria, a modern, Western country, where I could think and wear what I wanted. I had the opportunity to move to the United States without any economic constraints. I was able to get a professional job from day one, putting my education to use.
It is hard to imagine what you had to go through during and after Sowjet times, and on top of it raising three boys under terrible human conditions, not even having the support of your husband. I am very happy that you found a new home here and finally can put your education to use. I hope your books and other endeavors will be a success in Georgia and in the U.S..
All the best to you Maka!