Tuesday, May 16, 2006

GABE TRACKER and a big disappointment

I got a call about an hour ago from a very tired Gabe... in Ireland!  He should be here sometime around noon tomorrow.  Thanks to the generous donations from patriotic and supportive Americans he will not have to pay for any of the flights.  So, for any and all of you who have contributed in any way, shape or form to the members of our Armed Forces, this grateful Mom sends her heart felt appreciation.

I didn't recognize his voice at first.  Funny how for the past few days I have haunted the phone, hanging over it like a vulture and pouncing on it every time it rang in the hopes that it might be Gabe, and when he finally calls, I answer in a grumpy tone.  Why grumpy you ask?

Steve got a call a couple of hours earlier from Kayle.  They wisely had a mechanic give their car a last minute inspection and he advised them against the trip.  The news completely devastated me and I have been so close to tears all night long. But I would hate for them to break down on their way cross country so I try to swallow my disappointment... Hearing Gabe's voice delivering the news that he would be home around noon helped.  I hated having to give him the bad news, but one way or another we will get him to see his little boy before he returns to Iraq.  And in time I will also be able to hold my Little Guy, its just not my turn right now.  I'm just glad Miss Connie had the foresight to get the car checked out before attempting to take such a long trip.

So yeah, its been an emotional roller coaster for me this evening.  And tomorrow my boy will be home..  Yahoo!

11 comments:

demandnlilchit said...

I am so glad to hear he's no longer in Iraq! I'm sorry you wont get to hold little Zack just yet, but you can bet your arms will be busy hugging and rehugging your own baby!.......Happy tears Momma!!! Happy tears!!!!

mumma4evr said...

oh, he is sooo close!!!!!  sorry about the baby not being able to get there!
Becky

am4039 said...

sorry about the car. Some good news and bad. Grrr. So happy that Gabe is coming on home today. How exciting.  

princesssaurora said...

Oh no... maybe you could travel with Gabe to see Kayle???  And then he could fly back from there and you drive back?  I will pray that somehow this will work out for you.... and Gabe.

Be well,
Dawn

Glad to hear he will be home soon...

lazarai said...

Aw, POOP, that STINKS, Dorn...I'm so sorry to hear the bad news. Hopefully, having Gabe there with you will help, and maybe you will figure out a way to see the baby real soon.

Have fun today!!!
Carol

xomywayox said...

I bet your about to go nuts-so. Sorry about Kayle & the little man cub not being able to make it to you guys. A blessing will come your way, this I'm sure of. And if Gabe is in Ireland, then woohoo. He is half way home.


Butterflies, Bunnies, & Balloons.....Brenda

deslily said...

bummer that the baby won't be there.. :o(   maybe you could afford for her to rent a car?? (I have no idea how expensive that is, so sorry if it's a dumb thought)  

It's only hours now and Gabe will be home!!  How wonderful is that!?!!!!  

ppavis said...

As always Gabe is in my prayers. I know you can't wait for him to get home. Give him a big hug from me, enjoy your visit!!!
Phyllis

squirrellywoman said...

Gee, Dorn, I'm so let down too! I have been SOOOOOOO excited for you - I really thought I'd see something about everyone's being there. Well, you know what you can do, right? For Father's Day, you can give Dickidoo the chance to drive you ALL out to see them! I'll bet he'll never forget THAT Father's Day! And you don't even need to shop.

sdoscher458 said...

I'm sorry I read the other one first, it should of worked out.  I'm still happy but wanted you to have a total reunion.....they can't rent a car? Sandi

hestiahomeschool said...

I had to swallow around a huge lump in my throat when I read this.