12/7/05 First Photos of Erik with Update
A Christmas Miracle all tied up in a small package: Erik Buran.
I know that so many of you have Erik Buran in your heart. Here are some photos of him taken since the reunion. Enjoy!
Updated, 12:30am: I just hung up the phone from talking with Robert and Erik. Everything is going fine. Robert's apartment is a bit chaotic right now as Erik renews discovery of all of his old toys, and some new ones, too.
Robert was impressed with Erik's memory. 8 months ago, before the nightmare began, Robert gave Erik a toy boat and told him that it was an "amphibious vehicle". Tonight, Erik found the boat, and said: "Look, it's my amphibious vehicle!"
I asked Robert about the look on Erik's face in the 2 very expressive photos here. He explained that he was having Erik tell stories to bring out his many faces. And, of course, they told stories about trains!
Erik wanted to talk to me. I asked Robert how he had explained to him who I was. So, in "Erikspeak", I am a girl who cared alot about where Erik was and became friends with his daddy. He showed Erik the blog, but Erik was not impressed. He'd rather play with daddy than look at images on a screen. So, Erik came on the phone and I asked him what was the very best thing he had done all day. He wasn't able to pinpoint this, but instead told me 3 very powerful words: "I love you." It took me a few seconds to recover from what I heard. "I love you, too," I said in reply.
I had hoped and prayed for someone out there to have a miracle in time for Christmas. I never thought I'd be talking to him. I am blessed.
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