When the gate opens
and the excitement rises
when the wait is over
and the moment has come

I close my eyes
and thank my God
because so much joy and love,
I don’t really deserve it.

I feel so small,
overwhelmed
because of the many good things
that have been prepared for me.

Forgotten is the long journey,
past the weeks and months of patience,
the first greeting is here.

A friendly smile,
tentative steps,
a quickening gait,
a warm embrace.

I have missed you so much. 😌