Wednesday, May 13, 2009

oh my goodness


We're having just the best time getting to know each other again. Alfredo repeats just about everything I say...especially "Oh my goodness!" The other day Rich took him to the store and beside the freezers he said "Oh my goodness! Frio!"

He's having a little bit of separation anxiety, not letting me out of his sight. I'm sure as he feels more secure and understands that there's nothing to worry about, he'll feel more at ease about letting me leave a room.

He's speaking almost all Spanish and I'm speaking almost all English but somehow it's working. When he says something in Spanish I repeat what I think he said in English and we work it out that way. He seems to understand quite a bit of English and I think he's understanding more everyday.

My heart is just so happy. I keep thinking "How can this be true?" but it's not for me to ask how or why. It's an answer to a prayer, this is. And I'm going to enjoy every moment I have with him.

Oh, one more sweet story...There's a pillow that sweet Catherine made for us with a row of four houses. One of the first things we did with Alfredo, way back when he first arrived, was talk to him about who lived in each house. Rich was playing this game again with him the other day...asking who lives here? "Amy!" and here "Rich!" and here "ME!" and here? "No sé como se llama." (I don't know his name) Can you believe that this little guy can say so much? He's so marvelous. I'm so in love. You'll have to humor me a little while, my friends. Lucky for you he's so cute.

41 comments:

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Absolutely deliciously wonderful...drink in every moment!

HollyDoodleDesigns said...

rejoicing with you, Amy!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for all of you!

Sue said...

Amy,

I am so happy for you! Enjoy every moment.

I am working with a little fellow who started the year speaking no English (family speaks Spanish at home). He has come so far and has learned so much I can barely keep up! I am sure your experience with Alfredo will be the same.

Blessings.

Sue

Claire said...

He is a sweet pea! xoxo

Elaina M. Avalos said...

I know I haven't been a reader for long but this makes my heart happy!

LillySue said...

Doesn't love feel good! It is shining out of your blog these days!
Blessings~LillySue

all the latest in heavensville said...

little boy snuggles and kisses are the most wonderful thing! carpe diem, sweet amy...

carol wingert said...

Oh, Amy, I can just hear the happiness in your words. So glad that you are able to be such a strong influence in his life. He's grown soooo much since I saw him. Not a toddler anymore...but a darling little boy. Blessings to you and Rich! Hugs, Carol

Dori said...

I'm so happy for you, Amy! I'm crying tears of joy right this very moment! Enjoy every blessed moment with this beautiful little boy! (I know you will!)

Melanie Anne said...

I am new to your blog--but just wanted to tell you that I love stopping by. Your little Alfredo is precious--and your love for him so touching! I scrolled down to read the story --it brought tears to my eyes. What a blessing for all involved! You have such a Mother heart full love! I enjoy your darling blog and feel inspired each time I read it! Thank you!

tracey said...

so very , very happy for all of you!!!

Maureen said...

Happy Happy for you both...well all three of you of course! Blessings.

Calamity Anne said...

Don't you just love how the little ones make your heart skip a beat just with their presence!!! I'll bet you just can't stop lovin' on him!!!

Saucy said...

¡Alfredo es un muchacho muy afortunado!

(Translation: Alfredo is a very lucky little boy!)

Tammy Mellish said...

Oh I love him! LOVE!!!

Paper Relics said...

Oh I cannot wait to see him!

Christy said...

Alfredo is a darling and what a lucky boy he is!

Ginnie said...

I, for one, and so happy to read your happy stories. You have been sad for a while.

Audrey said...

I for one will be glad to humor you as long as you want... you are such a wonderful mother and you have so much love to give to everyone around you. What a beautiful family you have no matter how unconventional. God bless you and your family.

Peggy. said...

such a cutie!
Peggy

Halo Hill said...

Hurray! I am so happy for all of you! Answered prayers. Thank you God!

Hugs,
Sheila

Anonymous said...

He's such a handsome boy.

Kids learn a foreign language more quickly than adults. He'll be speaking English in no time at all. It would be good if he could also hang on to his Spanish.

Debe said...

Just so very happy for ALL of you. Blessings are flying back and forth in your house!

Stephanie/Doojies said...

My heart is so full and warm. These are the stories we need on the front page of The Post! Y'all are so truly inspirational. Love to you all. God is good, Stephanie

Jane said...

So happy for you! Enjoy each moment!
Jane - Jacksonville

Kelly said...

I'm really happy for you, Amy! You have the most loving heart, and Alfredo is a very lucky little guy!

P.S.
It's fun to actually see him Now!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Wishing you days of joy and wonder! What a lucky family.

Blessings,
Spencer

Megan said...

We are not humoring you - we are loving that you can now share the stories and photos. Every child should feel so loved.

gillian said...

Oh my goodness... so wonderful!

becky said...

oh how i wish you could post a picture a day! i look forward to each one...

Lisa said...

How wonderful for all of you!

Cristina said...

My heart is full of happiness for you all Amy!
xoxo

Lori Bei Durst said...

Fabulous....share and talk away!

Anonymous said...

Amy, I have read your blog for a few years. Sometimes commenting..I LOVE the last few blog entries. I am so happy for you it makes my heart hurt! I even tell co-workers and friends to read your blog-your love story is just so amazing. How lucky for him, how lucky for you! Congrats!

Gabrielle said...

So very happy for you. He's ao blessed to have you in his life.

RED SHOES said...

Amy,
I am SO happy to see that sweet little fella back in your life again!!
I have been thinking about you for a long time, and have been meaning to write! just know that I am out here
watching from afar, and So thrilled to see you doing so well, you are ALL so lucky indeed!
XOXO

Anonymous said...

Oh Amy,
He is beautiful! I wanted to share one thing that helped with English when we brought our son Sergei home from Russia. He was six then. He loved Scubby Doo cartoons. We discovered that after he watched it he would run around mimicing the show. So we bought him books with the little squares on the side that you push and they talk. We soon found that anything that he could mimic in English he picked up right away.

Enjoy these days of bliss. They are a treasure.

GOD bless the three of you.
Shelley

twinklescrapbooks said...

Such a sweet story! :)
tina

Jennifer Paganelli said...

Amy he's beautiful. I'm so happy for you..Jennifer

IRENE said...

I feel so happy for you! Wishing you much joy and happiness.