Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Joy


Here it is. The moment of Jeff's return. I will never forget the intense joy of this moment. I have had no other experience to compare it to. It is a culturally common experience in my church, but for each individual and family, it is once in a lifetime. This is my connection to all mothers who have the faith to allow their children to go away, either physically or emotionally, in order to do something important, then welcome them back home. The coming home is worth the temporary separation.

14 comments:

  1. I have been thinking about you this week - this made me teary! Tell Jeff Bienvenidos. We're down to a little over a year left now! Woo hoo!! Savor every second.

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  2. how sweet. The look on his face, he looks like "there's my mommy!" What an amazing reunion!

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  3. That picture is so great!! I'm so happy for you!!:)

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  4. my eyes are totally tearing up. what a moment to capture. the first embrace after so long.

    I hope to get to meet your firstborn in person at some point down the road!

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  5. oh, i got chills looking at that picture! i can't believe he's already a return missionary--well done you guys!

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  6. oh, kellie. i'm so happy for you and your family. welcome home, jeff!

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  7. The first glance at this photo made me cry. Look at you--I can see your fingers itching to hold your baby! And his face--so very joyful to walk into his mother's embrace. I love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. What an AWESOME capture of a perfect moment! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Oh! Oh! I LOVE the picture. He looks so happy and I can JUST see what your face looks like, even from behind! Very fun.

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  10. Love this photo...the rushing joy! Congratulations to all of your for making it through this very special experience. Enjoy catching up!

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  11. This picture seriously made me cry. Wow, what a moment for both of you.

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  12. I don't even need to see your face - the expression on his is enough. I can't imagine the moment. *hugs*

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  13. Congratulations, Kellie! Truly "how great shall be your joy" is the caption I'm reading on this snapshot. I'm all teary now, too... :)

    (P.S. Sorry for being so behind the times on your blog!)

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