Monday, July 07, 2008

The Fulfilling of a Dream

Not many people get to fulfill a dream at such a young age. You see, D is a train FANATIC. And Keith surprised him with the ride of a lifetime. Last Thursday, he went on a day-long business trip with Keith over to East Tennessee and got to drive a train all by himself. ALL BY HIMSELF. For an hour and a half.

It was a full-sized locomotive hauling empty limestone cars up a mountain. Over the course of the 17-mile journey, D. sat in the conducter's/engineer's/driver's? seat and pushed the right buttons, pulled the right pulley-things (good thing I wasn't driving, huh?) and had a BLAST. As you'll see on the video, he rang the bells at crossings, sounded the horn and looked like such a big boy!

I was so proud as I watched this, I think I shed a tear or twenty.

Blame it on PMS-- Proud Mama Syndrome.


Anonymous said...

I admit that that video made me shed a tear also. What a big boy and what a memory for him!! How's our little baby J doing??


MelDrop's Corner said...

That is FANTASTIC!! I can't believe you didn't tell me about this!

Sincerely Anna said...

I felt pride, too, and I just know D from your blog! What a big day for him!

Alice Wills Gold said...

What a great memory. I am so happy that you captured it on video.

I am also a little relieved that he does such a good job as the conductor or I might be a little afraid at the RR crossing next time :)

MiaKatia said...

WOW that was AMAZING!!! How did Keith even set this up for D? I mean that was so very cool. He looks so relaxed and in control. What a great memory for him. This made my heart melt too.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! His feet can't touch the floor and his bottom half-way fills up the seat and he's a train conductor! Wow!

This is the sweetest video ever!

Can't wait for those moments... :c)

Anonymous said...

WOW! I shed some tears too - PAS (Proud Aunt Syndrome...that was such a memory for him and for Keith too. Give D-Boy a BIG hug for me and tell him how proud I am... Can't wait to share with Sean and Alden!
How special!
Love - Denny

Anonymous said...

OMG, that's too sweet. His little foot swinging while he sits there running the train just slays me.