Wednesday, August 23, 2006

AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT...

This morning Dickidoo and I were supposed to get up before sunrise and go scouting.  I say 'supposed to', because it never happened.  Dickidoo over slept.  Today I was supposed to take my camera out for a long overdue walk-about.  Once again there is that 'supposed to', because Dickidoo decided that he needed my camera more than I did.  I attempted to make due with the little Nikon but my heart wasn't in it.  I turned Big Red around and came home.  At home I wandered aimlessly around the house and planned my day, but could not get motivated.  I decided to sleep on it.

Was it fate that kept me home and made it possible for me to get the call at 10:30?  Was it fate that instigated the procrastination process that resisted the temptation to leave the house in search of personal accomplishment?  Was it fate that allowed the ringing of the phone to break the sound barrier of my snores and rouse me from my mid-morning hibernation?

Was it fate, or just really good luck and timing?  Who knows?

What I DO know is that for what ever reason, I was HERE when the phone rang and through the fog of sleepiness I heard the most wonderful sound,

"Hey Mom!"

So now I can say for sure... he's in Kuwait, and should be home in a couple of days.  By home I mean the USA. 

But wait, there's more!

He should be HOME, as in HERE in my HOUSE, by mid September!  And if he can get Little Zachary here with him it will be my best birthday ever!  In fact, the only gift that would be better than having my son and my grandson here next month, would be if my son and my grandson were to bring me a big box of chocolates!

Well good golly, I'm too excited to hibernate now!

My boy is coming home!

14 comments:

deslily said...

Hi Dorn.. boy you and Gabe were on my mind ever since I heard that some who 'thought" their tour of duty over there was over are being called back!! So this post made me really happy!!!  I am Soooooooooooooo glad that Gabe isn't one being called back to that awful place. (not the country.. the war)

I can't wait for Gabe to step foot in America again!!!  after that... it's all topping on the cake!!

HURRY HOME GABE!!!!

imshadowraven2 said...

WOOOHOOO Gabe is coming home im so happy to hear this wonderful news. I have been enjoying your journal for sometime now and thought its about time to leave a comment.......Robin
http://journals.aol.com/imshadowraven2/MissingmyhowtobeaJuneCleavermomh/

plittle said...

I'm happy to hear that, Dorn.
-Paul
http://journals.aol.ca/plittle/AuroraWalkingVacation/

justplainbill said...

Dorn, I hope you get the best gift for your Birthdaay. Bill

deshelestraci said...

Hip hip hurray!  That would be a wonderful birthday present!
Traci

lazarai said...

Oh yeah!!! I love happy birthdays. :)

Hopin' yours is the best ever!!

:) Carol

motoxmom72 said...

Dorn, I hope that you get your birthday wish of son and grandson being home!
Hugs,
Gina
http://journals.aol.com/motoxmom72/GinasWeigtLossJourney  

jckfrstross said...

isn't that a great feeling? knowing the boy is safe in kuwait. makes me teary eyed i will be glad when he is back in colorado:)

Deb

englishqueen1202 said...

I lurk through your journal all the time.  Ever since Gabe left for war, I wondered how on Earth you manage, but you have, and with grace and humor.  As a mom of a 20-something son, I often think about how I'd feel if I were in your shoes and only hope I'd be even a little like you.  I'm so glad he's coming home!!!
Debi

sdoscher458 said...

Good news indeed.  I think the fates were definitely involved in your morning delay...Mom can now breath a little easier each day...glad for ya hon...Sandi

astaryth said...

w00t!!! Doing the Snoopy Happy Dance over here!! Gabe's comin' home!!

wumzels2 said...

i have often heard that the little annoyances in our lives, like misplacing our car keys and spending 5 extra minutes finding them, can be God's way of re-directing our paths away from a certain situation or danger.  so that is what i believe happened here.  God knew you were getting that call, so He re-directed your path for the day so that you would be there to get it..............and blessings to you and Gabe for touching base...............

regina

princesssaurora said...

Oh thank goodness!!!!  Please let us know when he is on US land.... praying...

be well,
Dawn

ps... just got back from vacation...

lacaza3 said...

glad your boy is coming home...Nothgin like have all the little chicks in your home
Donna In Texas