Saturday, November 26, 2011

Maddie Taylor

First off, I want my family to know that I love them so much and I am so sorry that it looks like I haven’t written anything! I was the first to blog and there had been no internet so it didn’t get loaded! But no worries, I am alive and well- you can probably tell by the pictures.

India is incredible. There really is no way to describe it other than experiencing it. The first day we arrived at the schools the kids greeted us with a huge hello and then went into a clapping pattern. The second day they said “hello!” but then added in a “we love you!”

I never realized how fast you can realize you truly love someone until I met these kids. For everyone here we all find one kid that we automatically draw to. For me, I have fallen for all of them, although there is one kid named Shubham that has become my special buddy. He is seven years old, covered in freckles and full of light. Ever since I was a little girl I have dreamed of becoming a Mom because I love kids so much, but these kids here have made me want to become a little kid again. They have given me a whole new perspective on life and have helped me forget about all my problems back at home. I must admit that I was really nervous the week before coming here. I didn’t know what to expect and I was stressed about everything that was going to happen back home with me away. I even had nightmares that my parents would be that one family that doesn’t show up to pick me up when I got back because they had forgotten I was gone. So, hopefully they read this and know I really do not want that to happen and I would really appreciate it if they came with a nice 32 oz. Diet Coke from Shivers with a slice of Lime. We have looked everywhere in Chamba for a nice DC but unfortunately no one seems to know what that is.

Anyways, being here has made me realizes how good I have it. I realized I need to stop stressing about the little things and take them in. I know I have a family that loves me and friends that are there for me and I am so grateful for them. These kids have nothing and I have everything. I wish so badly that I could give them everything that they want but I can’t. I hope that I can come back here one day and hold my little Shubham again and tell him everyday that he is special and that he is loved.



Mads <3

PS- Thank you mom for the lovely Tuckett issues with restrooms. Thanks to it I have now made every kid in YMAD see a side of me they probably never wanted to see.


Eden MaRee said...

Coke Lite is as close as you can get. You can find it in Chamba town :)

annie said...

maddie moo, it sounds like your having a blast!!
glad you're doing ok! have so much fun and cherish every moment! je t'aime et tu me manques!
can't wait to see you!

Missy said...

Moo, thanks for finally bloging. Needless to say I have been freaking out that we had heard no word from you. You know me! I made Dad email JoDee to send me a picture so I knew you were still alive. I am so proud of you, you are an amazing girl and I do know how much you love kids and they love you. I sure Ruby will be jealous you have fallen in love with another kid. Continue to have the time of your life. I will try to remember to bring a DC when we pick you up. Love you and miss you tons! MAMA XOxoXOxoxxooXO

Holly Tuckett said...

Maddie!!! So proud of you! Unfortunate that you have the Tuckett restroom issues...butt you will survive... Can't wait to have both you and Annie back State side! We should all get some lunch, my treat! Glad you are having a wonderful adventure.
your Auntie

wireback said...

Maddie I am so happy that you are having a wonderful will make a great mother when that comes love you Aunt Kate

tikemuckit said...

Maddie, sweetheart... You were that same child in my arms not so long ago. So you know now what it means... You've grown before our very eyes. This is only the beginning... Love you, Grandpa

Anonymous said...

Maddie my Maddie, I knew you would be great on your trip. Going out of the USA is a real eye opener. For the most part people are very kind and accepting of us crazy Americans! I'm sure the kids loved you as much as you loved them. We all have missed you and Annie. Thanksgiving was pretty lonely without you both. We went to Hurricane so it didn't really seem like Thanksgiving, just an ordinary day, only warmer than SLC. Can't wait to get my hugs when you get home. Love you more than you know!! See you soon.