Saturday, November 29, 2008

I am Thankful for surprises. . .

You'll never guess who showed up on my doorstep on Wednesday at 2:00PM!

I had just gone two rounds with all three children and was about to pour myself a tall glass of egg nog and take a walk around the yard to compose myself. I came around the corner and there, standing in the doorway, was my mother (with her camera in hand). I screamed, threw the door open, and burst into tears; my daddy was standing just out of sight.

This is SO UNLIKE my parents. And they really got me good. I think it is hard to surprise me, but they did it. My sister had already called a couple times that morning - all of a sudden I realized she was trying to find out if they were there yet.

Talk about things to be thankful for.

We had SUCH a great time.

Thanks mom and daddy for making the long trip. Thanks for the food, clothes, Tylenol, and fun. I love you so very dearly. (As does my family.)

Memom went in to get Little up from her nap. Little looked up at her and said, "Memom - you're back." That was it. *smile*

Bubba, on the other hand, had a completely different response to his Pop. That little guy LOVES his Pop. He went straight over and fell into a hug with Pop. He was right there with him for quite some time. It was so dear to watch.


amy said...

that makes me teary eyed for you!

Anonymous said...

how fun!! - i am excited for you!

Anonymous said...

I've been waiting and waiting and waiting to see when you'd say something about the surprise visit. Glad to know it was fun! Carolyn

Debbie said...

What an incredible surprise! I love your family :).

John and Sue Burch said...

I love your parents and that they showed their love for you and Jeremy and the children in this very special way! I cried when I read this and then I shared it with my sis, Judy, who is visiting with us! We are looking forward to having them here in PR with us this week. John and I get to visit over dinner with them on Tuesday night (all by ourselves!!!) Yippeeeee!!!! Love you dear friend!

annaj said...

i was actually calling to see if YOU were home!