Thursday, August 15, 2013

Goodbye to Diego

Our last dinner together
Yesterday was a very emotional day yet it was such a blessing to be able to spend time with little Diego before he left. I was able to play with him and he actually played with me longer than he normally does. We had such a blast playing with a pink balloon, of all things! He kept throwing it to me and I kept throwing it back to him.  He thought it was the funniest thing every time I would knock it off of his hands. I took him inside the kitchen for dinner and he was pretending to feed me. He later gave me the spoon so I can feed him and it was such a special time between him and I. It was so difficult for me to hold back tears so I just let myself be in the moment. Prior to all of this I was helping one of the nannies gather clothes and shoes for him to take with him. I felt so heartbroken. All I wanted to do was crawl up in bed and cry but I decided to just enjoy him while I had the opportunity.
Diego. Top right was when we first met

His family had to leave a day early to the city to be able to be at court at 8 o'clock this morning. Diego is not the most social kid and it takes him a very long time to build that trust. All I could think about was him seeing these strangers taking him. I could picture him screaming and frightened. I had a very difficult night but this morning I decided to rejoice and have joy in my heart. I know that he will be missed and prayerfully I will see him again. It was love at first sight, he was not even 2 months old and I thank God for him because this little soul has inspired many things in my heart; to live in the path that God has planned for me.