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Ronel's Story

One day I walked into the kitchen and fell in love with this thin little boy who cried every time you talked to hard and blocked his face if you came too close too fast.

His ears had little cuts in from a sangoma, his little mouth was full of thrush, he had such bad nappy rash we could not put anything against his skin, his little body was painfully thin except for a pot belly. Yet his eyes captured me, he looked at me and I looked at him and I said “I’m keeping him”.

Today my Daniel is a happy little three year old who throws his arms around me and says “I love you this much” and I know it’s true, cause we picked each other, that is the remarkable thing about adoption, this little child chooses to trust and love you, cause he was not born from you, he was alone and you came along and he said “this lady looks different and I don’t know what to expect, but I am going to love her and trust her in any case…”

I thank God every day for my little chocolate boy as I call him, he turned my whole world upside down and I’m having the time of my life.