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.