Ben’s Letter to You:
I’m Ben. My whole name is Benjamin, just like Benjamin Franklin in our history book. I’m not famous yet but I will be someday. I can throw a mean fastball and I know someone will want me to play on a real team soon, I hope. I am 7 years old and my birthday is March 14. Then I will be 8 years old. I want to go to a really big baseball game with lots of people and hot dogs to eat. I saw that on TV and I think that would be really cool. Can you take me soon? And we can eat peanuts and maybe I could catch a fly ball to take home. When you adopt me, I would really like a baseball glove of my own. I have to use one that’s too big and I think I could be a better catcher if I had one that fits better. But I really like to throw best of all instead of catching. What do you like to do? I hope you come to see me soon at Spring Hill and we can play together. I also like watermelon and pizza to if you wanted to know. Good Bye.
Aunt Vallie’s Notes on Ben:
Ben has a special gift for making even new things seem natural and easy. Most of the children need several days to adjust to a new place and new people, but not Ben. Within a couple of hours upon arriving at Spring Hill, he made friends with all the other children and was playing ball out in the yard like he had known them all his life. Besides his smooth, irresistible personality, Ben was born with good looks. He may grow up to be a famous baseball player like he dreams of becoming but he could easily be a movie star. Plus, he has this inner sweetness and sincere goodness that just exudes from every pore, even when he is being a little mischievous. Ben loves bubble gum. He puts several big pieces in his mouth before he goes out to play softball. The first time I saw him stuff his cheeks like a chipmunk, I asked him why. He quickly said, “Don’t you know, all good baseball players have their mouths full of gum!” (It was soooooo funny!) I know that Ben will fit into any family or with any individual who appreciates his special gifts. His new family will be inspired by his natural presence and the sheer determination of will at such a young age. He will have no trouble fitting in wherever and with whoever adopts him. I know they will totally fall in love with this wonderful little boy with big dreams.