Not That I'm Counting

In the rush of getting Halloween costumes on for school this morning (we've got a cyborg, a cave woman, a half man/half woman, and a cheerleader), the kids forgot to rip off the last link in the paper chain.

There it is above, just waiting to be torn to shreds in celebration, because that final link means one small but significant thing.

This is it. Today is the day.

Mom and Dad (Grandma and Grandpa) are in the air. They land tonight. Five years and two missions are finally over. I get my parents back.

We'll be the ones at the airport with the balloons jumping up and down and screaming like banshees as they come down the escalators.

As fun as that part will be, I'm most looking forward to something else: feeling their arms around me again, holding me tight as I breathe them in.

Welcome home, Mom and Dad. I've sure missed you.


Larsens said…
That is so exciting that they are finally coming home. Rod and I love your parents so much and can't wait to get together with them to hear about their experiences in Finland. Tell them hi for us, please. Let me know when would be a good time to contact them.
Lara said…

What a way to celebrate Halloween! :)
Sherrie said…
Yeah! So exciting! Have a wonderful weekend.
Sarah M Eden said…
I am so happy for you, Annette!!
Melanie J said…
Awwww, yay! I'm happy for you!
Kimberly said…
The amount of love you have for your parents just makes me grin. And not just love...but I can tell you ENJOY them. Here's to a sweet reunion!
Happy Mom said…
I'm sooo tickled for you!!! My parents live very far away and it just so happens that their missions have brought them signifantly closer to me (they are only three hours away for the next 10-ish months!)

Enjoy your parents!!! There's nothing like 'em!
L.T. Elliot said…
CONGRATULATIONS!!! I know you've been waiting and waiting and waiting. I'm so, so happy for you. Have the best time and I wish you lots of time to catch up.
Stephanie Black said…
Wonderful news!
wendy said…
Oh how wonderful for you to get your parents home again. What a cute couple they are and I love your dad's white white hair.

Now you can hug them everyday ----or every day????
LisAway said…
Oh, they're home!?! What happy news! That was a long wait. So glad for you.
Oy and now I'm a week late but that means that they've been home for a week now right? Yay!

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