Sunday, August 19, 2007
With the help of other families who have adopted from Tokmok, I was able to make this special gift for the orphanage director. It was clear to me that this woman cares for these children very much. In particular, I could see a special bond between her and Beck. On our first visit she and I walked to Beck's house, she was telling me how happy she was that we had bonded so well and then added, "I am so happy for him, but I'm trying not to cry". It was obvious that she holds a special place in her heart for him, and the feeling is mutual as he ran to her and buried his face in her white jacket. I am thankful to her, she has raised my little guy since he was a baby and in many ways, he'll always belong to her as well.