I can’t even imagine what it would be like to be away from my Mom for one year, let alone ten. That’s exactly what Jeffrey from Massachusettes lived with. His Mother Madeline from Gabon, had not been able to see her son for ten years due to visa issues and financial hardship. Jeffrey and his wife, Shannon, had just welcomed their first child. Little did Jeffrey know, his brother arranged for his Mother to come to New England to see her grandson and, of course, her beloved son.
Jeffrey’s wife captured the whole thing on video, captioning:
“Jeff’s brother Axel got a visa in place for their mom, Madeline, who lives in Libreville, Gabon. (About 23 hours of traveling by plane) Jeffrey had not seen his brother (who lives in South Florida) in about 4 years. Axel let me know the day before that he and his mother would be flying in for a surprise visit. I cleaned the house nice and kept the secret from Jeffrey. Jeffrey and his mom had gotten by with keeping in touch via video chat and frequent phone conversations but 10 years is a long time without seeing each other. Money, distance, the visa, and just life being factors in the lengthy time apart. After we had our son, Christian (her first born grandchild) it was a must that she come and meet him. SURPRISE!!!! Jeffrey is 6’7″and works as a Carpenter. This video is the epitome of what an upstanding man he is. He’s kind, loving, God fearing, patient, hardworking, and a loving father and family man. I’m grateful to God that he’s mine and I’m his???. Thank you all for all of your support and interest in our story. God bless, love one another.”