Monday, June 21, 2010

Coming to America

We're here at the USO office in Frankfurt, Germany. Hanging out. Waiting. It's been three years since our kiddos have visited family and friends. Three years. We are excited. Full of anticipation. Wondering what it will be like to experience American culture again. Isn't life fun like that? We change. Everyone does. We're not the same people as we were three years ago. Neither are you. We are looking forward to catching up. Hearing your stories. Engaging in your journey. Being in your presence.

We are coming to be with you.

Plane leaves in less than two hours.

We arrive in Salt Lake City around 7 o'clock tonight. Can't wait to embrace my siblings, their spouses, and my nieces and nephews! The children can't wait to see their cousins and aunts and uncles. (I look forward to long, stimulating conversations with my girlfriends from high school!) It's going to be great.

I miss LeRoy already. The children do, too. Isaiah said, "Mom, not to be rude, but you're kind of lost without Dad." So true. I told him he and his siblings have the big job of keeping me organized until he meets up with us in five weeks. He completes me. And without him... well, I guess Zae summed it up.

Grateful beyond measure for the depth of grace and blessings we have moment by moment.

See you soon!


  1. Yay!!! So happy for you guys! Have a wonderbar time!! Soak up the sun and warmth for all of us here!!!

    Love you!

  2. Oh, Sharon, I KNOW that you are going to be so grateful for this time with family and friends. It's always hard--the leaving behind, but the going to...well, you were on the verge of it in your post. I can't wait to hear--and see through your wonderful photographs--what lay ahead at the end of that flight.