Sunday, September 26, 2010

Bubbles and Love

Today we fell in love.  He laughed for the first time since I met him.  Big, wide, giggly bubbles of pure happiness bursting forth from his little belly.  I rocked him and kissed him, and he called me momma.  He didn't want me to go, and I could barely leave.  Today was only day two.  I don't know how I will be able to leave him here while the US Govt. drags us through the mud.   Right now that idea seems impossible.

We brought them bubbles and it was a tremendous hit.  They must have blown bubbles for over two hours.  This was the first time they had ever seen bubbles and were giddy with excitement. What fun to watch them shouting in glee at the simple pleasure of floating soap!  One little girl never put her bubbles down the whole time we were there.  Precious, perfect.

All the children are so adorable.  Even the little troublemaker Raju melted in my arms and fell asleep.  At one point I had two of them in my lap just soaking up the love.  They are beautiful, pure, little souls that all deserve a family.  Joy and I spent half the day in tears.  The time spent here is precious beyond words.  This experience is more than I could have ever hoped for.  

I have mountains ahead of me, but knowing that my child and I are bonding makes those mountains feel movable.  I have to be one of the luckiest people alive.  To see the whole day click onto Joy's amazing album:  Bubble Love.  Thank you Joy for recording such beautiful moments, and for being here to share this with me.  No one would believe it otherwise!!!  Namaste.


  1. What a beautiful boy your Pukar is. I could't hold the tears as I saw you with him. I don't know of a child in the world that doesn't love bubles!

  2. I am so happy you are with him- he is gorgeous. It will be a tough road but I am convinced it will all be worth it!! These kiddos deserve homes.

  3. How beautiful Jenni. I can't keep in the tears either hearing of your experience bonding with Pukar. It must have taken your breath away to hear him call you mommy. I'm praying with all my heart that his journey home to you goes smoothly and you two will not be separated again for very long.

  4. Oh my goodness! That photo of you with Pukar is beautiful and he is just precious. Ryan and I have you in our hearts and we'll continue to send out that positive energy. Loving Joy's photos!

  5. Jenni my heart is with you on your journey of love

  6. RaeAnn & I got teary from the sweet pictures too! Can't wait for you to bring him home to meet our/ HIS family! Shared the blog with Kirsten & my parents too.