I have known you a life time, but never met you.
You are a piece of me, and I of you.
I long to see your face, to feel that I have seen you before,
yet we will lock eyes for the first time.
The moment when you are in my arms, fitting perfectly like a puzzle piece –
completing me, completing our family.
Without you, my heart was less.
It was full, but soon it will be complete.
I love you already, like I have never loved before.
I love you like I love three others – and always will.
Every ache and every pain make me wonder if this is the beginning of the end
or rather the end of the beginning.
I want to hold you close, protecting you and know that you are safe.
Instead I trust that you are well inside your little world.
So I wait, feeling strong and weak, being happy and sad.
I wait with impatient patience.