Wow, where to start? Okay, I'll start with last Friday. Yes, I know I posted Friday & Saturday but I couldn't share with you the best thing that happened on Friday evening.
Randy and I were sitting with my folks and one of their neighbors in the living room, just chatting, when I glanced out the window and saw a couple of “kids” walking across the lawn. My first thought was who the heck are those kids walking across the lawn; a nanosecond later, it was “THAT'S MY KID!” I hollered and jumped up and ran out the door and launched myself into his arms. Luckily, he is one strong dude 'cause he caught me without any trouble. Needless to say I was a basket case. I was sobbing in his arms for about 3 minutes before I could get my act together to even speak to him. I finally allowed Randy to get a hug in, but then I was all over him again.
The scoop is that Kev was able to get his orders changed to come home July 3rd instead of the 9th as we all thought. Sara had known about the change in plans since before her bridal shower over a week ago! So, the little brats had this all planned. They thought they would surprise us at my sister's 4th of July party last Friday, but since Randy and I were down at my folks', they first went to my sister's then came on down here to surprise us. And, boy did they succeed! He and Sara spent the weekend with us, going home Sunday morning. It was great – I could just touch him anytime I wanted to! :)
I hadn't been able to tell you all about this great news because Kevin's sisters, Ginny & Lindsay, didn't know yet. So, I had to wait until they were told. It's wonderful to have him home!
Last night we went to dinner with Doug & Linda, good friends from our old days of living in Maryland. Every year, they spend the first couple of weeks of July at the beach so they were just a few miles away from my folks'. Linda and I worked together at our church and we were all part of the same Bible study group. We hadn't seen each other in a couple of years, although we've kept in touch via email and such. It was great being able to get caught up face to face. We had a delicious dinner and good company. Can't ask for more than that!
My mom went back in for the second heart cath this morning and we had good news. The doc was able to unblock BOTH vessels. Hopefully, Mommy will experience relief from her symptoms now. We'll see once she's back on her feet over the next couple of days. She still has to undergo a CT scan sometime next week to determine if there are any blood clots remaining in her lungs which could be contributing to the problems as well. Please continue to keep her in prayer.
Okay, I think that brings you up to date. Sorry I don't have pics to share of Kevin, but I didn't bring my USB cable to upload them to the computer. (I didn't know I'd be needing it!) I'll share them once I get home. And we'll be going home tomorrow. YAY! I can't wait to sleep in my own bed for a couple of nights. :)
The next big news will be all about Kev & Sara's wedding which is this Saturday. So hard to believe it's finally here. Seems like we've been waiting forever and now it's almost upon us. Big week coming up!
Until the next time . . .