Today’s the day. The carpets are scrubbed, hotel welcome packs made.
Laundry’s done, supper’s in the crock pot and even old dog is shining.
Yes, a few last minute errands remain. But, for the most part, we’re ready.
Ready to welcome them in.
You see, my Mom & sister arrive today.
10 months ago, we’d never dreamed of a day like today.
No, at the time, we thought that was the end of future adventures.
But we were wrong.
But today, today all of that will fall away.
Because today, when I stand in that airport waiting area I won’t be ashamed when the tears fall down my cheeks. I won’t care when I hear strangers say “aww.” I won’t. I will smile up at my guys and watch as they wipe their tears away, too. And when my mother and sister appear, we will simply step forward and wrap them up in our love and thank them for coming to us.
And then — then the fun shall commence!
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. ~Jane Howard