Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend was almost serene at the airport in Kansas City. The luggage carousel was still, rows of seats sat empty. There was hardly a soul in the place. It was as if nothing exciting was about to happen, when in fact, something very exciting was!
My son came home from his school year in Paris. He arrived safe and sound. His sister was here to greet him.
The pilot and crew were careful and professional. The security personnel were alert. The crew members who keep baggage moving in the right direction got it done.
The small crowd at KCI stayed out of my way when my son reached the point in the airport which placed him in the hug zone.
Old friends decorated our driveway with American themed banners and glow sticks making a tangible Welcome Home the first sight he saw of home after being gone so long.
Not quite ten things yet? Well, he is home. He is home. He is home!
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He is home! My daughter spent a semester in London and although I got to visit her for a week while she was there, I wanted her back in the hug zone!ReplyDelete
You better believe it! It is so good for them to go, but so great to get them safely home again.Delete
And he is home a million times more! I feel that from your beating heart. Smiling for you and loving that the airport personnel cleared the path once he was in the hug zone. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Might have been that mad look of determination in my eyes!Delete
He is home = all the thankfuls :)ReplyDelete
You are absolutely right!Delete
Welcome home to your son!ReplyDelete
Thank you! He has been well received I would say!Delete
Oh, what a relief it must have been to finally have him in the hug zone!!! Glad you have your boy safely back home again.ReplyDelete
Me too, Christine! Boy, do I enjoy his company.Delete
Hooray for a safe end to an amazing journey! Welcome home to your son! Enjoy your time together!ReplyDelete
I get him one more week. Then he is off to spend the summer in NC with his sister. I think she is feeling very far from home, and I know for sure his company will ease any homesickness she might be feeling.Delete
I would find it so hard to have either of my boys that far away! It sounds as if he had a wonderful homecoming.ReplyDelete
And he had such a fantastic experience while there. I listen to his stories about interacting with people from so many different countries and am amazed. He is such a good listener. Because of that so many people opened up to him telling personal and touching stories.Delete
Ah, yes...the hug zone.ReplyDelete
Paris sounds exciting. Bet he's got some stories to tell, now that he's back.
I can't even fathom all the people from all the cultures he has spoken with this past year. Spring break alone took him to eight countries. The stories he heard in even just the train stations were incredible.Delete
Smiling for you!ReplyDelete
Perfect...because I still find myself just grinning from ear to ear-not saying a word-just grinning!Delete