Sunday, April 5, 2009

AND IN THE END......

He's home safe and sound. It was a great experience to meet him at the little airport we have here in our little town. The coziness of the airport makes it that much more of an intimate experience for the missionary returning along with his family and friends.

He served honorably and well. He has stories that would make you squirm. His white shirt was not so white. Grey as a matter of fact. But, he was home. Safe and sound.

My boy is home.

He is entering a new phase of his life. I am excited for what the future holds for him. I hopeful in these trying and uncertain times. That's what faith can do for you. That's the brightness that a newly returned missionary brings home with him. I highly recommend it!

20 comments:

Kristina P. said...

April, this is so exciting! Congrats on having him home again. I can't wait to hear all about it.

Heidi Ashworth said...

Yayyyyyy! You deserve some good news!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

How awesome! I can't imagine the feeling. I'm so happy for you.

Your verifier says jactie

Is your son going to become a jac tie Mormon now?

Melanie J said...

I'm so excited for you! What a happy, wonderful time!

Anjeny said...

Woohoo April...so happy to hear your son's home safe and sound even if the shirt is grey. I can only imagine the excitement you have and the new RM look your son's wearing on his face.

I can't wait to see pix and stories that go with the pix.

wendy said...

I am excited and happy for you. I remember those days and they were special. Wow how they grow and change eh. They bring such strength to the family. Just bask in all that joy.

Tyler and Kacie said...

YAYYYY!!!! Exciting times fo sho!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Loved the pictures, especially the one of you with the hub. The excitement on your face is tangible. Such nice words, my boy is home.

April said...

Thanks Kristina! It is so fun to have him back home for the little time we will.

That's right Heidi! YEAH!!! For good news!

The wv is playing with you Crash...he brought back some pretty funky (looking) ties that he will definitely want to show off!

Thanks Melanie! I'm still so happy I could bust. I'm sure the some of the excitement will wane when I start paying for the vehicle tho! hehehehe!

April said...

Oh Anjeny....the grey shirt brought more tears to my eyes than seeing him! I realized how hard he had it there! PS...the pics are below the story...but I will be telling more stories too!

I am basking away Wendy! I love it!!!

Miss you Mona! But I love seeing my boy more!!!

NHC thanks a bunch! The hubby usually shies away from the camera. We mock him on his "smile". We were all so excited for the evening!

Kazzy said...

So happy for your family! I am sure my son is wearing grey shirts too, since he has been washing them by hand for 16 months.

Congrats!

T said...

yay, yay, and Yay some more!!!! The pics tell such a story!

WV says reveste... looks like the boy will be needing a new vest in addition to a serious bleach job for that grey shirt!

dede said...

yeah for you!! It doesn't even look like you were crying in the pictures - how did you manage that??? I can't wait for my boys to leave (oh, I mean, I hope one day they will follow Chases great example!)!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

April I didn't see the photos below until now. HOW CUTE! And fun!!! And exciting!!!

YOu look absolutely beautiful, btw. And happy. Your hub looks beautitul too! ;)

What a cute couple/family.

You go, girl!

robin said...

April, I didn't see your AWESOME sign... where was it??

robin said...

btw Chase looks great... grey shirt and all.

April said...

Kazzy, I can GUARANTEE his shirts are grey! But they are still so cute! Chase said that they never knew what color the water would be when they turned on the tap....EWWWW!

T, I know! I'm still walking on air! And the shirt is already in the trash! We got him 2 new sparkly white shirts! I love TJ Maxx!

Dede, I was too excited and nervous to cry! I thought I would ball! I even had the tissue ready, but only a few tears and ALL smiles!

April said...

Crash....I just don't know how to integrate my photos with my words....I'm still learning! It's confusing I know...SORRY! I hope everyone got to see how cute and happy my boy is!

Toad, my awesome sign is rolled up in a ball. You can see it on facebook....it's pathetic!

Anjeny said...

Sorry April, didn't see the pictures below the post til you mentioned it. Your son looks absolutely adorable although I don't think he would like being adorable..eheheh. In that case, he looks very handsome..I can see he's very happy to be home. And you look even happier having him home. I'm happy for ya!!

Jami said...

I am so happy for you! What a handsome man your son is. Congrats!

Now get him a new shirt! :D