Sometimes you wait so long in anticipation of something, it doesn’t seem real when the time arrives. I sit here at my desk with my Democratic Republic of Congo visa sitting in front of me. For the past twenty months we have been in the process of adopting a little boy from the Congo and the time is finally here.
We went through the long process of applying and waiting for a referral. After that it was the long process of waiting for our case to be seen in court for the official approval. Next it was onto the steps of getting his passport and visa. Then the process of immigration and citizenship.
Finally the time is here. Soon we will be headed to the airport to start the incredible journey to go pick him up. We are so excited and anxious.
It’s so difficult to explain how you can love someone so much that you have never even met before. But I can honestly say that I love this boy with all of my heart. From the very first picture I saw of him, I’ve felt a connection. So many people have told us that we are doing such a wonderful thing for this little boy. But the truth is, we are the ones that are blessed. This little boy is meant to be in our family and we are blessed to have him join us. He has big things ahead in his life, and we are going to be fortunate enough to be a part of it.