Monday, May 21, 2007

Lunchtime surprise.

So, I'm trying to get Eliot to eat his carrots (the age-old fight between mom and son) when a taxi pulls up to the front door. Sharon and I look at each other confused and I went to the front window to investigate. Upon a peek through the window, whom do I see? Oh, just Russ. Russ is in Guatemala. WHAT? I couldn't be happier, I mean, how great is that?

After a little explanation from Russ including a card w/ 28 names listed, I owe a huge thank you to Bridgeway Elementary and friends. (sidenote for those of you who don't know: Bridgeway was the school I worked at for the last 4 years) I am in total disbelief of the amazing gift you gave me of more time w/ my husband during this trying time. 18 days of Russ, to be precise. There is nothing I could have asked for that could be better. Eliot has already been reaching for Russ like it's no big thing and he's only been here a couple hours. This was a huge surprise and I can't thank those 28 of you enough. Holy cow! THANK YOU!!



(This picture is from the Bangles new album: "Sleep like an Egyptian")

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yea! Yea! Yea! Soooo good. I love knowing you are getting some more family time together!

sandra mohr said...

What a crazy husband you have. Cute, but crazy.
Mom

Mary-Alice Janelle Drummond said...

"Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!"
Psalm 34:8

He is so good to us what a gracious God he is!! You look out your window on a normal day and you see your Husband he sees his wife!! What a beautiful picture of the gospel. When we can see Jesus face to face, the one who loves us most, the one we love the most. One day we will get to see him face to face. Just like out the blue you got to see Russ face to face. You are seeing today Katie, everyday you look at Russ, everyday you look at Eliot, you see that our great God is nothing but good. Even when times are hard, you’re anxious, sad, discouraged, He is still good.
I love you dear friends; I thank God for putting you guys in my life. I am so excited for the years to come. Cry out to the Lord he hears you. I know this is all over the place but you guys are just on my heart and I have faith that the Lord is at work and he wants you to see that he is at work and I know you know that but he wants you to know that he is near he is close and he just wanted you to have the gift of seeing your husband. That is just a small present compared to what he is going to give you. So once again, Taste and see that the Lord is good.

Rebecca and Shannon said...

KATIE! So happy Russ is there!! Your collegues are wonderful people.

Brad said...

:-D

Tell Russ he better think of me at least once while he is gone or I will continue to be greatly offended and cry myself to sleep nightly. Jerk.

Hehe, but then again, I really shouldn't get my hopes up, all things considered. ;-)

Aunt Manda said...

I am so glad he is finally there...I don't know how much longer I could have kept that wonderful secret.
Have a great time for the next few days!!!

Amie Robertson said...

Wow! Great news! Praise God for family time!!!

Erin said...

tears welled up in my eyes on seeing this post. Amazing how God works through those who love him! Enjoy your time.

Cuzin' Tad said...

That is awesome! that is so great that you are getting to have time together with your son...so important! Also, I am not sure which is cooler, the fact that he surprised you or the fact that he is wearing a Tigers shirt!!!!! WOOOHOOO...Go Tigers!

Cuzin' Tad

Alexandra/Infertile Gourmet said...

Hey Katie! I did not know you had a blog.... I was reading Sharon's and decided to look to see who she had on her list and there you were! That is so beautiful that he showed up out of nowwhere. I am sorry I have not stayed in touch. I will be reading though....