So, for the last few days, I have used knitting as therapy, stress relief, something to do with my fidgety fingers while I waited for my DS to arrive on R&R leave from Iraq. We knew he was scheduled to leave there somewhere around the fourth and arrive here. . .well, some time after that. That's military life for ya!
And then the kid caught a break, and he was able to leave a day early! We got a call on the 3rd saying he would be traveling out of there that night, and he would be in our town sometime midday on July 5th. Nervous wrecks were the Wifey-poo and the Mommy. . .and we got that call late this morning. . .and we prepared for the trip to the airport. . .and we prepared for the visit here at the house. . .and then we waited. . .and I knitted. . .and we waited to go to the airport, his wife, his mom, his dad and his sister.
And then we saw him. . .and she kissed him. . .and we all hugged him. . .and I held on a little longer and a little tighter than I had planned. I could not have prepared myself for the rush of relief, and joy, and relief to see and hold him. . .it is a scary thing to know where he serves. . .and I held back on my tears until his dad and I were alone. . .what an enormous relief to have him home.
Knit in good health, and hug someone you love!