Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Homecoming

It was such a day of anxious anticipation. Finally, the phone rang and I heard his voice on the line. "I'm almost home, Dear," he said. I loaded the boys up into the car, packed snacks, and the double stroller and off we went to the airport. The boys and I were able to go through security with a special priority gate pass for families of deployed soldiers.




We made our way to the gate where he would arrive. What teary and excited moments they were as we waited. Off in the distance, we saw his plane taxiing up to gate. I started crying as soon as I saw the plane. Almost home. Almost here. Almost face to face. Almost in my arms. He was almost home.



After a few more moments, passengers and crew began to disembark the plane. We waited and waited. A handful of soldiers came off the plane, but our's was not with them. We waited some more. Then finally we saw him...


Isaiah called out "Oh, Hi Daddy!!" The sound of his sweet voice made our hearts burst! His nonchalant manner was quite endearing, as if to say "Oh hi Dad, I've been waiting for you. I've got so much to tell you, and so many toys to show you, and so many questions to ask of you. Oh hi Dad, its great to see you."



He made it! He was here! The tears truly overflowed and we enjoyed some of the very happiest moments of our lives. We were together again.


3 comments:

Rachael said...

Oh Kathryn...I'm bawling after reading this. So glad he could come home and that you could be together as a family again - even if it only was a for a little while. When will he be back? I can't imagine how hard this is for all of you. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you the peace and comfort you need. You're in our prayers.

The Eskestrands said...

oh goodness, I can't even see what I'm typing I'm STILL crying, good thing I know how to type without looking at the keyboard!!! I am so happy for you guys and so glad you got to spend time with him and just think, the next time he's home, he won't have to go away to quickly!! We're prying for you all!!

Kathryn said...

Thanks you guys. Its was such an emotional homecoming, and sooooo good to be together again. I'll post more pictures soon. Nick'll be home for good in July, so just 3more months...

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