My boy is home.
He has been home for about three weeks now. I couldn't be happier.
There was a moment while we were waiting that I didn't think I was going to make it.
I had waited for his homecoming for so long.....then we found out his plane would be an hour late. That was pretty hard on the 'ol anxiety level!
Very HAPPY parents!
In the Tucson airport there is a TV screen that shows the passengers as they are walking toward an escalator that bring them downstairs to where people are waiting for him. When the girls and I saw him we all screamed like crazy people!!
I think I might have elbowed an elderly lady....I'm not sure.
I feel terrible about it now and wish I could apologize....
but, in my defense, there was no way anything or anyone was going to stop me from getting to the bottom of the escalator!
What I do know for sure is that we certainly caused a scene.....
We had signs, balloons, and a Ugandan flag.
But, ask me if I care about that, though.
Not even a little bit!! :)
There was a piece of reflective tape at the bottom of the escalator that the people who were waiting were not allowed to cross.
Probably so crazies like me don't go running up the escalator to their people.
It seemed like FOR.EV.ER until I saw the boy.
And there he was.
And just like he always does, he went for the laugh.
Mark came down the escalator with his hand on one hip, his other elbow resting on his suitcase, and one foot crossed over the other.
And on his face was the biggest smile I'd ever seen!
He walked over to me and said in a little voice, "Hi, Mom."
I was in near hysterics. I cried. I think it's safe to say that I had a little freak out.
It was like all of the emotion that I had held in for the past two years just came flooding out.
I held him and just kept saying, "My baby, my baby."
I couldn't stop touching his face and his hair.
My oldest son, Cameron, told me I held him for one whole minute.
I just couldn't let go.
There is a video documenting said freak out.
However, I will not be showing it, due to my extreme humiliation.
Here's the whole gang just a proud as can be!
Well, we hardly let Mark's feet touch the ground before we started dragging him all over creation.We all went to Utah for a wedding when he had been home about a week. We just got back on the 9th!
I will be blogging about Makenzie and Kyle's wedding very soon!