We waited close to a decade for this day. But as the day drew nearer, our anxiety grew more intense too because with each passing day, we saw our chance dwindle. Ever since we could put our names down for the application, we did and each time, we were disappointed that the ballot number given to us was way off the number of flats available. And after numerous tries, the disappointment and frustration was taking its toil on us. We tried for the final time in March.
On the morning of 16 July 2012, with bated breath, we walked down the aisle towards the little corner where the customer service officer was. We had stopped checking the website for the availability of flats. It was a huge relief that there was. Though it wasn't our first choice, a good pal reminded me that God has plans for us and this was probably a more suitable place for us. :)
The good thing is, we will be able to get the keys to the place soon. C was over the moon when she learned the news and jumping for joy literally when I told her that we would be spending Christmas at our new home. "Home", I like the sound of that word. :)
10 years of wait does make this day a little surreal.