Saturday, 18 August 2007

My son is home!!!

He walked in the door last night... what a sight for a mother's eyes - to see her son walking through the front door. He looks so handsome in his uniform. And what a treat to make a meal for my kids and have a full table again. I told him that every time my granddaughters have been here for the last year, they have pointed out Kenny's chair at the dining room table and said "That's Uncle Kenny's Chair!" And I would try to smile and say "yes it is," when I felt like crying.... Last night he was sitting in that chair again and it was wonderful!

This morning I went out and ran 6 miles. I chose a new route, that I likely won't run again. It was a slight downhill grade for 3 miles, and then I turned around and had a slight uphill grade when it was getting hot, I was tired, and had NO water. What was I thinking? I passed a walker in a cute grey skirt... and then I stopped for a minute to mop the sweat off my face and neck (I felt like I had a beard of sweat on my chin and neck!) I was SO regretting not having something to drink, when the grey skirted walker, came and passed me - and took a big sip of her water from her fuel belt as she passed. And, I hate to admit it, but I called her a bad name under my breath.

So today I am going to go purchase a dang fuel belt and a new pair of shoes!I intend to purchase the shoes in the above picture, but we shall see what I end up with.

It is such a happy day in my world! I hope you all have a great day!


Adam said...

Glad you son made it.

The One and Only Tigger said...

Glad to hear he is home, you mentioned he was in uniform, for give me but I am assuming in the military. Let him know we all appreciate all that they are doing. Gave a great weekend

Debbi said...

I'm so happy for you and for all your family! Thank Kenny for his service and enjoy spending time with him.

The weather is great here today ... naturally, it's a rest day for me. Hope it stays nice tomorrow for the long run.

Wes said...

Yay! What a happy reunion. I was looking at fuel belts today too, but I have a Camelbak, and I couldn't justify the expense. Boo :-) Have fun shoe shopping!!

Mary Gee said...

hmmmm. I have a camelbak too, but it sounds too hot to wear while running. I am such a spendthrift.

The One and Only Tigger said...

Thank you for your comments. My nephew is driving a hummer around Bagdad doing patrols. We pray for his safety every day.
He sent an email one day and said that he is not injured, but can not talk about it at this time. It turned out that one commander requested his transfer to his unit and the day he transfered, an IED exploded and killed everyone in the vehicle he was assigned to the day before :( God was watching him that day. He has lost 8 friends this past year over there. We are waiting for him to come home for a visit sometime this late fall/early winter. Enjoy your time with your son, and as a former Air Force Airman, I salute him.

J~mom said...

Mary that is such great news!! So happy he is home and with your now!

Great job on 6 miles! That is what I am supposed to run tomorrow so we shall see! I cracked up that you called the walker a funny!

I can't wait to see what you got. you recommend a tri suit or two separate pieces?

Marcy said...

ROFLMAO Mary!! I love this "And, I hate to admit it, but I called her a bad name under my breath." HAHAHAHAHAA

I'm so happy that he's home!! ;D ;D It must feel wonderful to have him in his chair after being gone so long.