Monday, May 28, 2007


Imagine the fascination of an 8 year old boy as he touches a man's stubble for the first time or watches his Daddy shave for the first time.

Imagine a child so fascinated with the world around him, so limited in his life experiences, that zippering and unzippering every compartment in a carry on suitcase can keep him occupied for 10 minutes as he explores.

Imagine the expression on that child's face the first time he knows he can ask for another kiss at bedtime, and he gets that AND a hug, and can get it anytime he wants for the rest of his life.

Imagine having a McDonald's toy, which usually entertains American home gown kids for about 5 minutes, entertain that child for an hour?

Imagine watching that child's head whip this way and that as he is out in the world really for the very first time seeing traffic and stores, restaurants and people.

Imagine that child's delight as he is held, Oreo Cookie Style, between Mommy and Daddy and hugged as if he is cherished...and it is the first time that has ever happened in his 8 years of life.

Imagine having the freedom to do what you want, when you want (within Mommy and Daddy's guidelines), for the first time in your life. Imagine not having every moment of your life scheduled, of being able top press for 10 more minutes watching TV and know you just might get it :-)

Imagine knowing that in a week you will fly on an airplane, a dream that most of your friends will never fulfill in thier lifetimes.

Imagine discovering two brothers who will always be there to play with you, laugh with you, and help you.

Imagine you can sit down at a table and actually eat and eat and eat and eat until you are full...for the first time in 8 years.

Imagine playing with a flashlight for the first time and wanting to be in the bathroom in the dark all night!

This is not imagination for us, we are participants in the new reailty and wolrd of wonder that Tokotgul is experiencing. What a gift it is.

1 comment:

Shannon said...

What an amazing experience your family is having right now! So happy for you all!