Wednesday, June 16, 2010

And....After!!

I am so used to my missionaries being the last off the plane....we were waiting to start seeing people come down the escalator....who should be FIRST?? Our boy. Everyone had to tell me to turn around. Of COURSE, I am the first one to get a hug from my boy....when what should happen? The batteries in my camera die as my brother in law Phillip is doing the photo opps, me and Russell hugging our boy. It was a good loooonng hug too!!

Then on to the siblings. Meeting nieces and nephews. A hug for his best high school friend. Britney Sander Wardle....A most deserved hug from his "Gramma" Linda Wishart who adopted our Cody, and wrote to him more than anyone other than yours truly of course!A pensive and thoughtful Returned Missionary (admittedly missing life in Honduras). And a mom who cannot get enough Heidi and her babies came from Colorado and

Aunt and Uncles and cousins came.... And good, good friends!Gathering the luggage, and on to In-N-Out! We had a great time taking over the place! The Westover Family!!


Ed and Michelle Roberts (Ed made sure he came to "grub" with us!!
Daphne and Kennedy learning early what this family loves!

so we are allllll so happy for the return of another of the Lord's Army, changed, humbled, and look out world our Cody is home!!

11 comments:

everyday katie said...

HE looks fantastic! What a joyous occasion. And looks like you know how to celebrate! Congrats!

Marie said...

What a wonderful homecoming! I will continue to pray for him. I know that the transition from missionary to homebody can be a bit difficult! xxoo

jeanine said...

Yea! How exciting to have him home!

Jessica Garthe said...

Congrats!!! You are an amazing example of an truly WONDERFUL mother! I hope I can be like you!!!

Barbra said...

YEA!!! I was waiting for this post :)

Todd Family said...

how exciting for your family! so happy for you guys! he looks great!!

Sundbergs said...

What a wonderful day. I am so happy for oyur family to be back together.

Stephanie said...

So fun...can't wait to have our own reunion with Cody. :)

Shalece said...

What an exciting moment for a mom!! Congrats! You have such a wonderful family. Love you!

Lauri said...

There's NOTHING that compares with having a missionary come home. Congratulations.

Grammy Staffy said...

What a wonderful homecoming. Cody looks so good!!! It was so nice to see him at church today. What a great talk he gave...even in English. I am happy for you... and happy that you are feeling better.
Welcome home Cody.