Tuesday, November 25, 2008

homecoming

The house was quiet and tidy when Steve brought me home yesterday afternoon. His sister Sue was watching the boys for the day, and Daniel was napping in our big bed.

I felt tired, so I decided to go slip into bed next to Daniel. I didn't wake him up, and soon I drifted off. We napped together like that for a little while.

Then Daniel stirred and opened his eyes. He looked at me, and I looked at him, and I said, "Hi buddy. It's Mommy. Mommy's here. I'm so glad to see you."

Still drowsy, but clear-eyed, Daniel sat up and asked, "Where's Sue?" We called for her, and she came in.

"Hi Daniel," she said. "Can I get something for you?"

"I want Sue to see Mommy," Daniel said.

I thought my heart was going to sing.

After a minute, he lay back down and went back to sleep.

22 comments:

Us plus 3 said...

That homecoming couldn't have been better! How darn cute is that? So glad you are home!

Marie said...

Breathtaking. That's all I can say.

Monkeymama said...

That is wonderful. :) Snuggle in, as we say around here. :)

loribeth said...

You make me cry, Emilie. What beautiful kids.

Julie said...

So sweet! What a darling family you have!!!

juliemac_29 said...

Oh my! That is delightful! He's a little gem.

jen said...

I can't read your blog lately without tearing up. I'm glad this time I'm crying because it's such a sweet story. So sweet. Thinking about you guys...

kristine said...

taes, tears, tears... thanks.
how sweet.

Agape said...

Awww that's sweet and I am with the rest of your readers. I can't read without tearing up either. What a very precious moment for both of you.

Amy M said...

This is the exact reason why you need to be home. I am so happy you had this moment with Daniel.

Piccinigirl said...

so glad you are home and that exchange made my heart sing too.
Rest, relax...cuddle that family of your's.

Roxy said...

I'm so glad you are home. Enjoy the snuggle time.

Rebecca said...

I think I know what your high for the day was.

Jen J said...

What a beautiful moment! Thank you for sharing with us!

otrey3 said...

What a great moment to capture in writing.

--Laura S.

Sue said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. I'm sure they must be so happy to have you back home with them.

Lynn said...

What a perfect little boy you have. I am so glad you are home. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your beautiful family.

M said...

YEAH!!

Susanne said...

Em, not only is it adorable of Daniel to say "I want Sue to see mommy," it is also impressive how advanced the sentence is for a 2 year old!

I am glad you're home. Have a relaxing and low-key Thanksgiving.

Wordgirl said...

Home.

There is no better place.


Love to you Emilie,


Pam

Emily said...

That truly is beautiful! I am so glad that you finally are home with your boys. :)

Janet said...

Glad you are home. Enjoy much nap and snuggle time with your boys. Happy Thanksgiving.