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Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Long Trip Home

Just in an hour ago
from a L-O-N-G rainy drive from Rhode Island.

Hours in the car,
a quick stop off at Costco for milk and gas ($1.99/gallon!)

Exhaustion settling in
heavy on my shoulders and eyelids.

Arriving home,
I was greeted in warm welcome
with hugs and kisses galore,
red carnations
and a card written and signed by three of the most loving children ever.

A cake handmade by my daughter,
excited voices talking in unison about their week
and waving report cards in the air with an air of triumph.

Even as I miss Nathaniel's downy baby head,
squeaks and milky goodness,
It is wonderful and so right
to be back with my *own* babies again.

1 comment:

Jody said...

That sounds like a wonderful welcome!

Welcome home!!