Sunday, May 20, 2007

The BEST surprise!

Tonight the doorbell rang....twice. It's not very loud so we didn't get it the first time. The second time I asked Mark to get it because I was in my pajamas. There was a woman at the door who said she had a package for us. Mark thought she was a solicitor. (we've had a lot out here) The package she brought us was CHAD!!!! I came to the door and saw him and immediately started bawling and hugged him so tight! I can't believe he's here. He left Afghanistan on the 14th and has been traveling home since then. Poor guy! Turns out the woman who brought him to us is Chad's Sergeants wife, Susan Kirby. He had sent home some gifts for his wife in Chads bags, so she brought him home to us.. How neat is that?! The other guy is a good friend of their family. We had some time to catch up a little bit and now Chad in the shower since he hasn't had one in a week. We are going to go surprise Sandy in the morning. She is going to freak out! I'm so happy! It's really him...can you believe it? and I have him until June 5th.
He hasn't cut his hair since he got there. It's so long! (for him) He's going to let Sandy cut it. :o)

44 comments:

Nonie Mae said...

What a great suprise for you. I am so happy for you that he is able to come home for a visit. Have a great time with him while he is here. God bless you all!

Teresa said...

Awesome, Jolene.... Gosh you couldn't have got a better surprise.... Enjoy every minute you have with him..... Take Care Girl

Teresa said...

Awesome, Jolene.... Gosh you couldn't have got a better surprise.... Enjoy every minute you have with him..... Take Care Girl

kim j said...

Ohhh Jolene,
I am sooo happy (tears rolling down as i type) for you and your family. I bet that was the best hug you have had in a long time.

Your son and family are always in my prayers.

Kim j

Amie said...

That is the best news I had all week!!! I am sure you are going to enjoy the next 2 weeks.... He looks alot different with longer hair.

Rhonacs said...

What a fantastic Package to receive and a wonderful surprise. Mark looks so happy in the photo so I can only imagine what you would have looked like (happy tears and all!). Have a fantastic time with Chad, can't wait to hear how Sandy was when he popped in to see her ;o). Best wishes to all your family xx

Amy Mowbray said...

Oh my gosh Jolene! What a wonderful surprise! I can only imagine how happy you guys are.
I can't wait to hear about Sandy's reaction!

Jen said...

Now wasn't that a great surprise!

homedaisy said...

oh! what a great delivery!!

Briana said...

Oh my goodness!!! I'm bawling here! What a wonderful surprise! Definitely one you needed so badly! Enjoy your time with him! Can't wait to hear how Sandy reacts. How great!

Colors of Me said...

Jolene, that is AWESOME, AWESOME and more AWESOME!!!!!!

Julie said...

I am sooo happy for you, Jolene!!! I can't imagine worrying about my child in the military. So happy he's home for a while.

Hol&J said...

Oh that's wonderful! I'm so happy for you and your family, and I'm anxious to hear more.

Spencer Family said...

That is so exciting! And June 5th is a long time away!!! Enjoy your time together.

Alicia

Jamie said...

That is a great surprise!!

I know you must be so happy to have your baby boy home and in your arms!! Please thank him for serving our country. I appreciate all the sacrifices that your family has made for my family.

Enjoy these next 2 weeks...

Jacquie said...

Awwww what a great surprise!! Have a wonderful visit. Hope you get some pictures of Chad surprising Sandy that will be a "Kodak" moment.

Kim said...

WOW. That is the "mother load" of all surprises. Can't wait to hear about Sandy's reaction. Enjoy all that special time with Chad.

Melissa said...

Yay yay yay! That is a great suprise. Enjoy your time with him!

Kassie said...

What a fun 'surprise package'! Glad he's home for a bit. Enjoy your time together.

Kassie said...

What a fun 'surprise package'! Glad he's home for a bit. Enjoy your time together.

shekinahhvac said...

Woohoo! I am so happy for you! You just eat him up!!!!
What a wonderful surprise.
BLESSINGS

Anonymous said...

Oh! My! Goodness! That is such a fabulous surprise! I'm so happy for you! Enjoy your time together!
Leslie

linda t said...

Sooo excited for you and your family!
I can only imagine all that you have planned while Chad is home!
Keep us posted.... when you get the time!

Maren said...

I am so happy for you. What a wonderful thing. Enjoy every minute of it.

Valerie said...

you made me cry with happiness for you my friend!! can't wait to hear what Sandy did!

velvet brick said...

Oh Jolene! HUG THAT BOY FOR ALL OF US!!! What a blessing to have him home! Love to you all.... enjoy your time together... what a wonderful, wonderful surprise!

Oh... and feed that boy some good ol' fashion 'Jolene Cuisine' !! : )
VB

Leah said...

Now THAT is one AWESOME surprise. How wonderful.

Vickie said...

Oh, how wonderful. I'm so happy for you. I know you'll enjoy every minute!

Anonymous said...

How absolutely wonderful beyond words...I am sure you will treasure every moment together.

Leslie

Brooke said...

Jolene, I've been visiting your blog for a little while now but have never left a comment. I love reading your posts because you seem like such a sweet caring person.

I thought I would check your blog tonight - just hoping that you had heard from Chad (as I knew that would make you happy). I'm so excited for you that he's home. What a great surprise for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Jolene.. my husband thinks I am crazy! You made my entire day! I am crying as I type. I am so happy for you all! Enjoy your time with him and fluff him up!!
I dunno why I cannot sign in to blogger but anyway..

Diana

Pam said...

OMGosh! I'm at work bawling like a baby for you Jolene! You hug that boy every second you have with him!

TK Angels said...

Wow- I am tearing. How wonderful for you and your family.

Take care,
Love,
Terri

Susie Q said...

Okay, now I am tearing up for you all. Enjoy every single miute of the visit. Many blessings...and hugs.
Words will not express how happy I am for you all.

Love,
Sue

SHanna said...

Jolene! That's just the best thing ever! How exciting for you! I am so happy for you! :)

amydc said...

It doesn't get any better than that!

Kelly Walker said...

That is soooo awesome Jolene!!! I am so happy for you guys!!

Cherie said...

Wow!!! What a fantastic surprise!!! Enjoy your time with him these next couple weeks!!!

Brooke said...

Ok I'm in tears too.... what a WONDERFUL surprise !! I hope someone has the camera ready to capture her surprise :)

Enjoy your time with your son :)

wendster said...

Man we love great surprises! Thanks for sharing that happy moment with us. Look how many peoples' days you made just by posting about your day! I guess that's why the prophet wants us to journal, huh? ha. Enjoy your boy! Thank you Chad for serving our country and keeping my babies safe.

Chickenbells said...

What a wonderful surprise...I know you're going to enjoy every moment! Have a great time...

Tricia said...

welcome home chad! your momma sure missed you!

Shelli said...

Jolene, I am sooo happy for you! Enjoy your visit with Chad.

Andi said...

Oh Jolene!!! How wonderful!!! Chad's so handsome and he looks so happy! Enjoy your time together.