Saturday, November 8, 2008

home


After dinner he danced around the kitchen with Savvy in her darling polka-dotted sleeper, and sang to her and smiled so big that his crow's feet were highly visible--like I like them to be. (I told him I missed his crow's feet.) When Savvy saw Phill walk through the door, she went immediately to his arms, inspected his face with her hands on his cheeks, a concerned expression on her face, before giving a tiny smile and resting her head on his shoulder.

The boys ran to hug him when they saw him, Reed bonding himself with Phill's right leg until he had to walk (eventually).

I went completely jelly-legs the minute he walked in and didn't answer my phone for a long, long time. (Sorry, Abby. I told you I'd be MIA today.)

Right now we are in the living room with the lights off so that the boys can play with their hand-held LED lights Phill bought them, and Savvy is drinking her bottle and holding her ear (sleepy posture), laying on the floor with her head right next to Phill's and her legs draped over his shoulder.

Only three weeks, but it seemed like so much longer!
Home, home, home.
(And then, with her last ounce of strength, she crawled into bed and slept for five days.)

14 comments:

Abby Hanson said...

Oh I LOVE that second picture! You should frame it.

No worries, I knew you'd be MIA. Can't even remember why I called now. :) Probably something to do with hair or shoes since I did both of those today.

Lara said...

Awww...nothing like Daddy coming home! Who cares how long he was gone, a couple days is too long...three weeks is an eternity!

Such sweet photos!

Heidi said...

Welcome home! :)

Kristy said...

WAHOO!

Kristy said...

WAHOO!

camilla said...

You really should frame that 2nd pic. it's so darling. I was so good to see phill for the 10 min b4 he crashed. poor guy. I heard him leave our house and watched the clock and celebrated in my head when i knew that he should be home. I'm so glad that he's home!

Kate said...

It is so nice when they are FINALLY home. It seems like forever while they are gone. I remember once when Mike was gone for 10 weeks, AJ wouldn't even look at him or anything but when he finally did he was glued to him thinking that he would leave again. It is true that absence does make the heart grow fonder....

Christy said...

Oh, how I remember those homecomings. Sitting at the window waiting and having to share their attention with every other family member who missed them, too. Thank goodness for quiet alone moments when everyone else is off doing something else and you finally get that chance to just curl up and say I really, really missed you. I'm glad your 3 weeks is over!

Marie said...

I'm so happy for you and the kids and him that he's home. Yipee! What a sweet post. :)

Marie said...

PS. I also really love the second picture--so much feeling. Way to capture the moment!

Emnacnud said...

oh i am so happy for your family, it is nice when daddy/ hubby comes home.

The Leishman's said...

I got so teary eyed when i saw those pictures!!! How PRECIOUS... So glad he's home. I for one can't even sleep when Scott's gone! The world stops till Daddy is home! thanks for sharing your post!

Andrea said...

I'm glad he's back. You are so strong to handle those long absences. I have a hard time with a day or two.

Suzanne said...

I don't know how you do it!! Three weeks is a VERY long time, I know you have gone without him longer than that, but still. I love how you described the homecoming, I started to tear-up reading it, I can tell how very much you love him just by the words you use.