Friday, September 22, 2006

LOOK WHO CAME FOR SUPPER..........

A friend at work called me to tell me that she needed to talk to me about something and was on her way back to see me.  When I turned around a few moments later a familiar but unexpected face greeted me.  At first I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me but after several tight hugs and kisses I knew for sure that it was Gabe, my boy was home!  Really HOME!

My co-workers sent me home early, which was agonizing for me since Gabe wanted to surprise everyone so I wasn't able to call and share the news.  He showed up at Rocky's school and the principal personally fetched her, making her think that she was in trouble.  Art and Becca were at band practice.  Becca didn't have her glasses on so it took several glances before she recognized her big brother.  Art, I found out, was in on it all along.  Gabe sneaked up on Zack while he got ready for work.  I've never seen Zack so excited.

Dickidoo was the tricky one to surprise.  He was out hunting and wasn't due back until after 9pm.  I tried calling him with some bs about having to get my camera from him so I could fill in as photographer for a friend's wedding, but he didn't get my message until he got back to his truck.  Fortunately it had rained all day so he came in early to dry off and warm up.  So, he was on his way home and we were all set to surprise him at the house until he decided to pick Becca up from practice.  Becca wasn't aware that her father didn't know and would probably give the surprise away so I had to speed Gabe to the high school before Dickidoo got there.  When Dickidoo arrived just moments later, Becca asked if they could give her friend a ride home.  Dickidoo looked at the guy all hunched over with a hoodie pulled over his head and was about to say 'no', when Gabe threw back his hood and said "What, you can't give your own son a ride?"

We only have him until Monday, but that's fine alright with me since I was prepared to wait until December to see him.  He still plans on coming out at the end of the year, hopefully with my little grandbaby, but this was a very wonderful surprise to tide me over until then.

Yahoo!

28 comments:

rbrown6172 said...

how wonderful!!!  i can feel your excitement and happiness!!  have a wonderfully blessed weekend and enjoy every second ya'll have together.
gina

jckfrstross said...

this one made me cry tears of happiness for you and the family what a great surprize:) enjoy

Deb

mzgoochi said...

That's wonderful news. I'm so happy for you guys. Welcome home Gabe!!

hestiahomeschool said...

Oh, I  am so happy!!!!!  We put this picture on the background of our computer!

sdoscher458 said...

Wonderful! Gabe's smile says it all...there's no place like home....have lots of fun this weekend.....Sandi

astaryth said...

OOooooooooooh!! I was having a little bit of a so-so day..... until I saw that smiling face!!! Yeah! Enjoy him, hug him, tell him how proud we all are of him, AND how happy we are he is home safe and sound!

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missheathyrmaree said...

Oh Dorn, that just makes me smile from ear to ear!
YAY! Enjoy your son, hon!
xox,
H

beckerb6 said...

I am so happy for all of you.
Barbara

trishaham said...

Gabe's Home. Thank you God. The picture is great. Just love the smile. Who's sister "Loves her Big brother" ?

I don't have to tell you, because I know you will, But I will anyway, Have a Great weekend. :-)

Tia

emmapeeldallas said...

Those smiles tell it all!  I am so happy for you.

:)

Judi+

englishqueen1202 said...

:) How wonderful for you!

memes121 said...

That made me smile! See, life gives pain and pleasure.  Tammy

deslily said...

you sure can't ask for a better present then that!!!!...

Welcome Home Gabe!!!!!...

..i want to thank Dorn for my first cry of the day posting this!..

midwestvintage said...

  That is so great and what a wonderful surprise.  Enjoy the time.


                  Julie

amy122389 said...

Awww...what a way to start my day...I'm so happy for you!!!  :-D

~Amy

mutualaide said...

Double Yahoo!  So very glad for all of you!

justplainbill said...

Dorn, I am so happy for you, Zack and the family. Enjoy.
Bill

demandnlilchit said...

Happy dancing here! Hug 'em for me will ya??  

princesssaurora said...

Awesome!!!  He looks great!  I am so happy for all of you!  Yeah Gabe!!!  Welcome home!!!

be well,
Dawn

mumma4evr said...

Yahoo is right!!!  I am grinning from ear to ear!!!
Becky

am4039 said...

what a great surprise and he looks great.

swmpgrly said...

what a wonderful surprise

deshelestraci said...

What a wonderful surprise!  I know you are having a wonderful time with him!
Traci

glensfork4 said...

What a WONDERFUL surprise for you all. I hope the visit went great. Welcome Home Gabe.
Michele
glensfork4@aol.com

krazykathy23 said...

I am so happy that you got to see your son home safe and sound! I love your journal, I almost felt like I was there and in on the suprise too!! lol

Hugs
Kathy in TX

coelha said...

I'm happy that your son is home with you and your family!  What a nice suprise!  
Julie :)

beckieramos said...

That is awesome! Imso happy for you. I know u had a great visit! God bless him.
Thanks forvisiting my journal. Come by anytime!
God bless, Beckie

wumzels2 said...

doin the happy dance with dorn.............wooo hooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

regina