Yesterday was very busy getting everything ready for Esther's anticipated homecoming. This was the most fun project of the day.
We haven't gotten around to taking the Christmas lights down, and I've felt a little silly. Last night the silliness was erased because it was GREAT to be able to add to Esther's arrival with twinkly lights.
When we saw the headlights come down the hill to our house the kids started running across our front yard toward the street. I was impressed they didn't tear the banner! They sort of looked like a school of fish, all moving together. They were jumping up and down, full of delighted squeals and shouts.
Zinnia ran right over to her sister. She kept saying over and over, "Mommy, she's so beautiful." Esther had been sleeping and was a bit disoriented.
In the end we got a smile out of her. It took a few "hics."
As we were tucking the kids into bed Frannie ran out to me and said, "Mommy, my eyes are watery. I think it's because I'm just so happy that Esther's home."
Me too, baby girl. Me too.