Monday, November 8, 2010

51 weeks down, 1 more to go?

Jim left a year ago next week. And I can't wait for him to get back. The countdown is at days now, not even weeks! So, so exciting.

Today Eli and I went to welcome some good friends home. The flights have been coming in and Facebook has been a-buzz with reunion pictures and tear-inducing statuses.

Eli with some recently returned friends.

If you've never gotten to see a military home-coming, try to. It's so worth it. The kids are all running around in their patriotic t-shirts. Banners line the walls. And when the crowd sees the plane land, there is a cheer that you can only appreciate in person.

My favorite moment of the day was when, after many of the initial hellos were done and the crowd was starting to break up, I turned around just in time to catch one of Jim's co-workers lean his wife back and give her a big ol' smoochers. I'm pretty sure I'm the only one that saw it. But it melted my heart and made me secretly hope Jim gives me one like that.

So today got me all the more excited for "our day". Which is pretty ridiculous since my insides are already fluttering in anticipation.

He can't get home soon enough!

But I know he's working on it. Because I've gotten word that he's probably on a plane somewhere at this very moment. Which means he can't Skype anymore.

Which is fine with me because that means that the next time I see him, I'll SEE him!


Marta said...

I'm totally gonna be your secret paparazzi when he gets back...crap! I hope I'm in town!

mrsbuckett said...

hoooray stella's back and I'm SOO excited for you, Eli and little one to have Jim back home. :)

Erin said...

So awesome Karen! I hope you can stand the next couple days!!

Happy said...

Very happy for you!! I loved your status about the milk you bought expiring after Jim gets home. When you look at it from that perspective it makes even the last week or so seem to go by faster!

Hope you are getting your big ole smooch real soon! said...

I am SO SO excited for you guys!! I just told the kids yesterday that Uncle Jim comes home soon which was met with a loud chorus of "hoorays" from the circus crew! Love you guys!! (plz post or send pics of homecoming!!)

Crafty P said...

Oh how fun to see a post from Stella! praying for you as you anticipate that day!!!!