Thursday, November 13, 2008

shock and awe

As most of you know already (or already knew before I knew), there are guests staying at our house. Last night I had dinner on the table, waiting for Ed to come home from school and had the kids washing their hands. I was standing at the door when Ed pulled in, holding it open for him to come inside. I had my back to the opening, talking to Alina when I felt a pair of arms go around me in a big squeeze. I smiled and was about to say something to Ed when I turned around and it wasn't Ed at all. It was a dream! A dream I never, ever thought would be a reality. My dearest, closest person. I started shrieking and kept hugging her and shrieking and more hugging (and Ed was taking pictures). I couldn't believe she was here. In the flesh! It took a good two hours to stop shaking. I know I went to sleep smiling last night.

We chat over video on the computer, but there is something about being close to someone in the flesh. The touch. The hugs. This has been planned for weeks. Not a peep out of either Ed or Anne. I thanked Ed countless times last night for bringing her here. I'm savoring every single moment.

8 comments:

Luanne said...

Totally tearing up over here in the midwest :) I love surprises! I would love to see pictures of that too!!

Kristi said...

Ditto, Luanne! How awesome is that?! Enjoy your time together!

chris said...

totally didn't realize it was a surprise. i'm so glad i didn't blow it!

enjoy the weekend. we miss you and love you guys.....

-cw-

Jean said...

pics will be up soon. :)

Thanks! We are enjoying our time. :)

HA! You wouldn't of blown it. :) We miss you and love guys too!!

And happy b-day to that sweet Ana!! One year already!!!

Cheeky said...

I didn't know it was a surprise either, I almost wrote earlier this week asking if you were ready for your company. Good thing this week was busy. Enjoy!

thediaperdiaries said...

Love that kind of surprise. Good job hubby :)

heather said...

So fun! Spending time with good friends can be so refreshing...

Jean said...

It's exactly what my heart needed. Even now that she's gone back home, my heart is still so full. I'm still thanking Ed for the surprise. :)