I don't know how long this has been in the coin pocket of my wallet. I don't even know where it came from, to be honest.
Remember these empty shelves?
And this packed dresser?
I can't believe it's really here and at noon today I'll be hugging my second son as he returns from Peru.
It didn't feel real until I put together his "new" room on Saturday. I made his bed with the quilt I made him when he graduated.
This is how we all look now:
It's going to be an incredible day.
I'm ready for this.
Here's a quote from my post on the day he left:
The image I will carry with me for the next two years is his final turn back to his family. He raised his fist in the air and pumped it a few times. In my mind, I could hear: "Hurrah! Hurrah for Israel!"--a line from the movie The Other Side of Heaven, a movie my kids have watched over and over on Sunday afternoons.
Goodbye, son. See you in two.