Tick Tock

We are counting hours, now. Minutes and seconds, even. There will be cookie baking and banner making tonight. There will be favorite food grocery-shopping. I will graciously scootch all of my clothes over to one side of the closet and leave at least one foot of linear space available for the three pieces of clothing he is bringing home.

But there will not be sleeping. No, there will not be sleeping between now and tomorrow morning when we race from the American Legion to the soccer field to the car to the airport to him.

And there might not even be breathing. But I’ll try.


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Luise
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 22:53:31

    So Happy For You!!!!! I remember this feeling 🙂 So HAPPY!!!!


  2. Stacy
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 19:34:53

    Congrats to you! So fun to read about another’s homecoming – that thrilling, scary, amazing time. Enjoy!


  3. Jenni Segura
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 19:06:30

    I am so happy for you and your family. A bit envious too, we have a year to go.(5 months down, 12 to go) It has been a long and tough year, and you have grown in so many ways for it. Enjoy the homecoming, and don’t forget to breathe! And thank you so much for sharing with all of us. (((HUGS)))


  4. Angela J
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 18:36:09

    Congratulations and remember this moment because the joy cannot be replaced! Side note-I will be at soccer fields tomorrow too!


  5. Amy
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 18:19:59

    I freaking have butterflies for you. ❤ 🙂 Sooooooooooooooooo fun!


  6. Bill
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 17:37:23

    Just remember to breathe; deeply, and often. It helps. I can practically guarantee he’s doing the same, Lori.


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