Saturday, February 21, 2009

He's home!!!

Praise Jesus! Josh returned home safely Thursday afternoon. It was a glorious reunion! All of the other wives were there eagerly awaiting their return along with many of our dear friends. Their plane arrived at 2:00, but they didn't get through customs til after 3:00. That's a while to wait with an infant and a toddler! Thankfully, Hannah, Preston and Evan were there to keep Lily entertained. Finally, they came through the doors and our small crowd erupted in cheers! I was holding Luke and grabbed Lily in the other arm, and we ran to see Josh! I was sooooo relieved to squeeze his neck and kiss his face. We both teared up with joy. It took Lily a few seconds to confirm that this guy with a full beard was indeed Daddy, but then she jumped in his arms willingly and hugged away. It's been so great reconnecting as a family and hearing Josh tell stories about the people and places they encountered. And it's sooooo good to have him home!!!

Make sure you get a close look at my t-shirt. No, that's not a hobbit, that's Josh as an adolescent! It says: "One ring to rule them all" (keeping with the hobbit theme). Matt had me scouring for a humiliating picture of Josh and then made these shirts to wear to the airport. Sorry, Josh, we all went through that awkward stage. :)

5 comments:

Amy Cheek said...

Natalie, I am so happy for you to have your Josh home. I can only imagine the excitement and relief! It was great to see you at Wylie Baptist last week. You look wonderful and your sweet kids are so precious! Take care!

Summer said...

We are all glad to have Josh back!!

Christy said...

so glad that josh is back! i am sure he had an amazing time. i know it is nice to have all members of your sweet little family under the same roof.

Tigpan said...

Yeah!!! :-)

Trog and Mendi said...

I like the beard brotha!

Trog

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