Saturday, May 18, 2013

Saturday Snapshot -- Prodigal Returns

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Last night, around 10 p.m., the back door opened and my college freshman, now officially a college sophomore, returned home. 
The tiredness after a 16-hour drive didn't take away his joy at coming home. And his extra skinny frame (he's lost 13 pounds this year) and his need for a haircut didn't reduce the thrill I felt at giving him a squeeze once again. 

The cat was too busy posing for the photo to show his happiness.
So now my little house is crowded once again and it may be a very long summer, but, for now, I'm thrilled to have all three of my kids home again. 

13 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What a wonderful surprise! It is always good to see those "tall" kids come through the door.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Kaye said...

How wonderful to have your "nest" filled again. I'm sure the cat is happy too! :-)

Joyous Reads said...

Nothing beats a surprise like that. So happy for you. :)

rippleeffects said...

Oh lovely! I know how you feel... my son lost a lot of weight too after the freshman year. And how do people get the term 'The Freshman 15', that they'd gain 15 lbs. ?

Frances Stiles said...

Paulita, it's great when you can bring your family together. I'm sure you'll enjoy the summer! Have a great day!

Just Me said...

How wonderful. Thanks for sharing and Enjoy.

Debbie Rodgers said...

What a great surprise! Have a wonderful summer. :-)

Vicki said...

My son surprised me at around 3:30 in the morning once when he came home on leave from the Marines. I don't particularly like surprises, but that time I loved it!

Irene said...

I hear you. My guy has taken a year off, there is always someone home. I love it.

Ali said...

16 hours is a long, long drive! I'm glad he got home safe. It will be a busy summer at your house!

Esme said...

what a great photo and nice surprise.

Linda said...

Glad you will have a full house once again.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Enjoy your time with all three at home :-) .. If mine came home now I would be shocked .. they come with all their own family in tow .. (I know we are all family) but they still have their own children ..:-)

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