Friday, August 03, 2007

~ A GIFT ~

When we were reviewing Mia's files, I did some reseach into the orphanage she was living in and found out that it is relatively new (built in 2005) - spanking new! I joined their yahoo group and was very pleased to hear the comments of other mom's with children from this SWI (mats on the floors, a bar to pull up on, mirrored walls, etc).
While reading through the messages on this group, I noticed one mom was bringing her daughters back to this very same SWI the next week (to experience their beginnings)!!!! Of course, I did what any mom would do and I emailed her like a crazy woman!!! I asked if she would try to see, hug or just tell Mia that her family is coming and that we love her!! This wonderful woman emailed me back immediately and said she would do all that could for us !!
What a gift !
The following week, I do indeed get an email from this angel...I mean woman and she basically writes that she saw "Dan Dan" and she is beautiful. She walked into the babyroom and Mia was standing in her crib. She walked over to her and she started to cry - but she looked very healthy and had a great set of lungs (he, he) ~ that's my girl :)
The orphanage director wouldn't let her take pictures, but she gave my angel...I mean woman 2 updated photos for our family!!! These are the photos you see below :
Mia at 14 mos.
Mia at 15 mos.
* Thank you "M" for this wonderful gift you gave my family and I. I will always be grateful and will never forget the comfort you brought to us at a very emotional time. You really are an angel :)


Sophie's Mom said...

What an incredible gift she has given you. I am choked up just thinking about it! Wonderful.

She's a cutie, can't wait to see pics of her with you.

tracy said...

That is certainly an incredible gift. She is so sweet!

Lori said...

What an unexpected blessing!

sandy said...

wow!!! What a cutie and what a special time in your life. Wishing you a speedy wait till Mia is in your arms. Love the pictures!!!

Daniella said...

I'm so happy your family was able to receive this gift.
What an Angel!!! Mia is gorgeous - I'm so excited for your family!!!!

amy said...

That just gave me chills..How wonderful!

Barbara said...

I am so happy you decided to post the pictures of Mia. I can't even imagine how many beautiful shots you will be taking once she comes home. I look forward to it though! She is just adorable and she has a sweetness about her. She will fit in so well with her Mommy :)

Aunt Debbie said...

Pretty - Pretty Baby Girl! :)

Kimber said...


I am crying and have chills. What a lovely gift!


Shandra said...

That is amazing. I am so glad you shared those pics.

Anonymous said...

My goodness, Joanne! It's clear you've never met me!!!!! I am sooooo far from being an angel, I'm sure the real angels LOL when they read your post! I was thrilled to be able to do this little thing for you -- I know how much it would have meant when I was waiting for my little angels.

And your Mia is even more beautiful in person than in the photos! I told her you were coming, so I know she's eagerly waiting to meet her mama!