In a little over a week, we will have Bo Hansen Zhi Christofferson in our arms forever. I have been dreaming of the moment I will finally be able to love on him for months now. Besides hugging him, kissing him, holding him, and telling him I am his mama, I will tell him I am sorry it took me so long. It has felt like an eternity to me, and I wonder how it has felt for him.
The craziest thing about this is that our Gotcha Day with Bo is exactly 18 months to the day that we had our Gotcha Day with the girls. I mean exactly 18 months. It took us 18 months to find our courage, and know that we could return to China to adopt our beautiful son. Why is it so hard to follow your heart? Why is it always so scary…even when you know it is the absolute right thing? Since the moment I saw Bo’s picture, I knew he was our son. I knew I loved him with my whole heart. I knew he belonged as a Christofferson. I tried to ignore it, but fate knew it was to be. Fate made it impossible for me to forget this little boy.
On Wednesday we will begin our physical journey to Bo. I know the closer I get the more nervous and anxious I will get. I know that he is my son, but does he know that I am his mama? How long will it take for him to trust and love me? Will he be my little shadow like Elle was, or will he be happy going between both MJ and me? How long will it take for me to hear his precious little voice? When will I see his smile? Will he remember Elle? Will Elle remember any of the language?
I hope to be able to blog again while we are in China, so I can keep you up to date on our journey. I can’t wait to share with you pictures of Bo, and stories of how he is doing. I may even have Gabe do a post to get his perspective on the trip. I can’t wait to see how this will shape Gabe’s heart.
A special shout out to Sean Flanery, Jo Christofferson, Jenny Chen, and Grace Carlson who are helping us hold the fort down while we are gone. I know everything and everyone will be in great hands! Thank you also to my great friends Julie and Heidi for offering to help bring meals and such. I am sure Sean will love not having to cook every night. 🙂 THANK YOU!!!
Please keep us all in your thoughts and prayers! Thank you!!! ❤