Friday, December 08, 2006
During the visit, we had some great conversation and food. The part I have to mention though was my 5-year-old nephew, Noah, pictured here:
When we got there, Noah's eyes were fastened on the TV, which is pretty normal for him -- he has an incredible way of blocking out everything around him when he's watching TV. But when Jeremy came walking into the room (the entrance is right by the TV), little Noah looked up, saw his prosthetic legs and shouted "Cool!" He then proceeded to follow Jeremy like a little puppy, watching closely as Jeremy maneuvered up 2 steps and sat on a chair in the dining room. Then the questions started. "What happened to your legs?", etc., etc. After Jeremy told him everything, he said "but where are your legs now?" to which Jeremy replied "They're gone." Noah's eyes got big and he said "They disappeared??!" :-D
Jeremy handled all his questions and comments with a lot of grace and patience. He even held it together when Noah matter-of-factly told him: "You look like one of my Bionicles, except you have a face." I'm sure at this point, my sister was wishing Noah was still watching TV. :-)
Noah also brought Jeremy food -- anything he could get his little hands on. According to my Mom, at one point he came walking up to Jeremy and handed him about 1/2 of a teaspoon of jello on a spoon. :-)
I've gotten back a few pictures from the visit, but I'm waiting on the 2nd roll, which has a couple of pictures of Jeremy standing. I'll post one as soon as I can.
Thanks for letting me temporarily hijack the blog.
(Love you Jeremy!)
It was great to see you that day! Thank you for being so gracious to Noah. I seemed to have little parental authority over his desire to talk to you -and fufill your every food-related wish. You were his real-life Robot Man that day! He prays for you every day - but with new vigor, now that he knows exactly who "Cousin Jeremy" is. :) Remebering of course that he still confuses Aunt Heather and Aunt Minda.
Love you, Jeremy!
I'm sure Noah has a new perspective on "robots" now...
Still touching everybody's lives in some way, that's awesome !
Love you, Jeremy!
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