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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Finally Home

Home. It's where the heart is. Our home is where our other girls, Elyssa and Natalie, were waiting for us.

We pulled into the driveway close to 6pm tonight. Elyssa knew we were coming back home today, but she wasn't sure when we'd get here. She screamed in delight when she saw us. We heard, "Mommy" and "Daddy" first and then Elyssa ran right to Mark. I think it made him feel so great to get her first hug. Elyssa had just seen me the week before so I was hoping she would make a quick dart to him.

Natalie didn't know what to think about all of the commotion and frankly, it all kinda scared her. After about 30 minutes she was happier and taking to her mom and dad again.

Our parents were here to greet us, also. We could not have been away for so long without their help.

We are, also, so thankful for wonderful family and friends who were willing to help in our absence. We've had people cut our grass, cook meals for our girls, babysit our girls, send us cards and money, and many other thoughtful things. God has blessed us abundantly with a huge support system. Thanks to all of you!

PS - I had pictures to upload to the blog today, but we are on dial-up now that we are home and it was taking forever to upload them. I will try again tomorrow!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Iknow you were happy to sleep on your own bed and no monitor going off. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We pray that Victoria will do good at home and continue to get better. Home is the best place to be. Know all about dail up and pictures.

Steven and his wife are expecting a baby girl in Oct. This is Steven's first baby. Christie has a 10 year old son. Our youngest grandchild is 15, so it will be nice to have a little one around. They live in NC. We will keep the road hot up that way.

God Bless you all,

The Woodruff's

Melody and Doug said...

Welcome home!!

ANGELA BALLARD said...

I am glad to hear you are home now. That is great. Guess we will be seeing you in VBS.

Love you both,
Angela Ballard
and the crew