Thursday, September 23, 2010

HE KNOWS!!!! HE KNOWS!!!!!!!!!!! HE KNOWS!!!!!!!!!!!

We mailed a care package to our adoption agency a few weeks back for our son. The agencies director's husband, Dave, went on this past trip to ET. (He is still there now.) He took the bag over for us. First we heard that his bags were lost in Dubai...

So all I know at this point, is that sometime in the 7-10 day trip that Dave is there, that Daniel Mamo will hopefully get it... we hope.. unless Dave goes to his orphanage BEFORE he gets his bags that were lost in Dubai...

I had a rough Sunday evening, (hit an emotional adoption LOW point) and late that night I emailed our wonderful Agency Director, Sue, to see if there was any word on Dave receiving his bags.... She said that Dave DID get his bags and that was all that she knew! So I am praying now that he has NOT already gone to our son's orphanage! I asked her that if she happened to communicate with Dave or if he gets a photo or anything, if she could please let me know.

I NEEDED it... It had been such an emotional day for me and I knew any information regarding the adoption of this precious child would be what I needed to cheer up! :)

She emailed me back Monday morning and said that she wasn't planning on speaking with Dave until she picked him up that Saturday night from the airport and not to expect any photos this trip. HO HUM. Bah humbug. Not the answer I was looking for, but we completely understood! Her hubby (who does not work in adoption), went on the mission to escort a child home for Sue, since she has been so many times recently...(Not to be our gift handler/photo/video journalist...) I so get that and felt silly for even requesting this of her! His mission was so MUCH bigger than my simple desire... So I picked myself up and tried to move along with my day. I tried to turn my attitude around, but was having little luck!

Later that afternoon I get back in my car and check my phone....

I have an email.. From Sue....

All it says is....

"Mamo knows and there are pictures!"

Those 6 words were the most amazing words ever....

On September 20th, 2010, he found out that we were coming for him! He was able to SEE us in a photo album that we made for him! He was able to see pictures of himself mixed in with our family photos! He was able to see a picture of his house! He was able to see a picture of his new room! He saw pictures of his new Mom and Dad! He saw pictures of Robby and Caitlin! He saw pictures of his new pets! He was told that we are going to be his Family!!! He was able to taste his mother's favorite candy (Hershey's Kisses!!)!! He got some new toys to play with and a few new outfits to wear...We sent the orphanage some DVDs (to hopefully help with his English...)!!!


It truly was the BEST day ever.. Never, have I ever, had that many LIKES and comments on my FaceBook page!!!

Wednesday morning Sue sent me the photo of him with his package. He is sitting next to the Orphanage director's wife in the picture. I was able to meet her on the trip. Mamo was very fond of her when we met him there. I remember how SWEET she was with him....and that made me smile!!!!

In the photo we received he is holding one of Robby's bouncy balls that we packed in his bag and is surrounded by all of his goodies. He is smiling, but honestly, I don't think he really understands what it all means. He is only 3 or 4 and he just arrived to the orphanage the day before we met him. He has never seen a child come into the orphanage AND THEN LEAVE. The courts in Ethiopia have been closed, so no one has come in and out of his orphanage yet.... He only sees more kids come INTO the orphanage. He has seen other kids get care packages, and probably heard that they were getting a family but I am just not sure how much he grasps that we are coming for HIM and what it all really means! I am soooo happy that he knows at least a little about us and I pray that his heart will be ok with the events that will soon take place in his little life! I pray that he will understand that we will love him and comfort him. I pray that he will be able to attach to us and will be able to love us back!!!

Meet Daniel Mamo Payne... Isn't he just the cutest thing y'all EVER saw!!! Will post the whole picture once he is OFFICIALLY A PAYNE!!!
"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you."
John 14:18

"Do not be afraid, for I AM with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' and to the south, 'Do not hold them back.' Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth."
Isaiah 43:5-6

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