Monday, July 14, 2014

July 14th!

Today at around 10:20 I met Wyatt for the first time!

We arrived in "Y" around 9:30 and they let us into our hotel room (man is it a blast from the past).We got a couple things ready and then met our translator and soon after was off to meet him. We drove for 5 minutes and then we pulled up to a gate and behind it is a new building. One of the ladies who seems to be in charge and was expecting us came to great us. She welcomes us in and as you walked into the building there is a main room ahead and that is where the children were. I scanned the room and could not see him. It turned out he was sleeping on the chair and so we couldn't see him over the back of it. They woke him up and put him on his feet and directed him to us. He came to me and let me pick him up. He gave the firmest, biggest hug and didn't let go. The waterworks started for Andrea and I. He is perfectly and wonderful made. He is cuter than the pictures too!

He is usually quiet and just sits there but he was vocal for us and let us know what he wanted. The translator said that at one point he was repeating "hello" and "why". He did even play with some toys which he doesn't do and so I see so much potential.

We sat on the porch, learned a bit about him and then went inside and played with some of the other children as well. I got to feed him lunch and watch him get ready for his nap. They showed me his bedroom and told me he loves showers. He shares a bedroom with one other child and he is in a bed. The EU has funded this home and it is nice. There is no comparison to where he was until recently. it is night and day.

He was suppose to start a going to a program today where he will receive physio and speech therapies. He will start next Monday since we are here this week and I am excited to see what they will be able to help him with.

He did get overwhelmed at the end of the visit and during the earlier one- I think the stimulation was more than he is used too. We ended our visit tonight as I felt he was done.

I am not sure how I will be able to say good bye Friday the good thing is that he is being cared for now and the next time I see him in the late fall/winter I will bring him home forever!

My heart is full but I am emotionally drained.
Thank you for your prayers and support. I cannot wait for you to all meet Wyatt oneday as he is pretty amazing.

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