Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Back in the Fold

Son #2 surprised us last night by coming home two days early from Europe.  I was restless and unable to sleep, having stayed up til Midnight watching the World Series.  I heard a car in the driveway at 1AM and wondered who the heck was driving up my dark road into my back yard in the middle of the night for cryin' out loud?

I went to the window, looked down on the back yard, saw shapes in the moonlight (full moon last night), one with a backpack.  It still didn't register.  I went downstairs, to the back door and opened it and there he stood, big as life, skinny as all get out, with a scraggly but somehow becoming beard and a shit eatin' grin.

"Hello Mother!"

I was enfolded in his arms and he walked through the front door, newly changed from what sounds to be a fascinating trip. 

My son is home, safe and sound.  He has changed; he has grown.   I can't wait to hear the stories pour forth over the next few days.  More to come...

9 comments:

Brian Miller said...

yay! what an awesome surprise!

waiting patiently on stories!!!!

otin said...

Ahh! Now sound sleep can cometh to the worried one! :)

Bill Stankus said...

Check his backpack for a British, Italian or Spanish girl, approximately his age but slightly older.

Marguerite said...

I bet that he'll have some tales to tell. So glad that he's home, safe and sound. Cheers!

Pop and Ice said...

Such great news in the middle of the night! That doesn't happen often. Have fun catching up the next few days.

Candie Bracci said...

Oh that's great!Have a great time catching up!:)

Baino said...

Now Cali, do you really think you're going to hear ALL the stories? I think not baby puppy! Glad he's home safe and sound. I still enjoy watching Clare's videos from 2008 . . such travels, such experiences but I was over the moon when she arrived home safely after 11 months. Over the moon!

Tanna (The Brick Street Bungalow) said...

Brought tears to my eyes... Nothing like that hug! To smell them, feel them, see them and hear them safe in your arms... Glad he is in the fold... Look forward to hearing more.

Susan said...

So happy that he is home safe and sound and you can rest easily again, or at least until the next adventure....and there will be a next one!