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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

We're Here!

We have arrived in beautiful Newport News Virginia! The weather is great and the flowers are blooming here. I'm doing a quick update using the hotel computer. We took Andy's laptop but can't get in it for some reason, so I can't post any pictures. Our flights went well, smooth and on time. I enjoyed flying and had no problems. My knee has done quite well. I didn't take the crutches, because I just couldn't handle the thought of hauling them with me on airplanes... I'm taking it easy tonight and tomorrow shouldn't involve much walking. I so appreciate your prayers - keep it up!
The best part of the day was tonight when Andy surprised us by showing up at the hotel. He was able to leave the base tonight and doesn't need to be back until 10:00. Of course, that surprise had me in tears - but good ones! Graduation is tomorrow at 9:00. I'll probably cry again! That's it for now - I'm off to spend the evening with my son. :)

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30 comments:

Melissa said...

So cool! I'm glad that your travel went well...what did you think of flying?
And I'm so happy that Andy was able to surprise you! That's awesome!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Mari, you Bob and Andy have a wonderful weekend! I'm so glad you got to go!

Karen said...

Yay you are there. I would have cried to at the unexpected visit at the hotel - how lovely! Glad that your flight went well and also your knee holding up.

Amy said...

Mari,

I hope you are having a wonderful time. Take care. Crying is good and even better when its happy tears!

LeslieW. said...

Awesome! Have the best time!

Lynn said...

Yea!!! You're safe!!! Have a blast!

Chelle' said...

What a wonderful praise report.

So glad you are doing well- can't wait to hear and SEE all about it. Post pictures when you get home. :-)

Cheri said...

I've been thinking about you non-stop. How cool that he surprised you- I'm sure you loved it- but I can just see his smiling face when he surprised you!
Give him a hug from us and tell him congratulations on graduating and that we are SOOO proud of him!
Take it easy on your knee- I'm praying for you.
Have a great day today!

Nate and Brenda said...

Give Andy a hug from us all and a big congrats for graduating!!

Glad to hear your flights went well and that your knee is doing good so far!!!!

That is so cool that he surprised you like that!!! How fun!!!!

Rebekah said...

glad you arrived safe.

We went with the in-laws to watch Chuck's brother graduate. Your tears of joy remind me of watching Chuck's mom when we first saw Adam that day

Perri said...

GREAT news all around - your knee, your trip, your suprise.

Enjoy your time together.

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Relish every minute, the time passes so quickly.

Hope your knee is okay and you are able to enjoy every minute with Andy.

Cherdecor said...

I am so glad that you enjoyed your first airplane ride, your knee is doing well and that Andy surprised you! What a great time you must be having! I will still be praying for you!

KrisinTN said...

I'm glad you are having such a good time. Virginia is a beautiful state. You are in my prayers. I hope you continue to enjoy your trip.

Dena said...

Hooray! I am so glad your trip went smoothly! And what a wonderful surprise!

Bonnie said...

What a fun surprise !!! I know you will be having a great time and can't wait to hear all about it and of course, see the photos !!

Deb said...

Praise God!! Have a great time:)

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

Glad you had a good flight!

Enjoy!!☺

Musicaljean said...

Would you believe I got a phone call from Ray just as I got to reading your post! So I was talking to someone in Virginia Beach while I was reading about your being there!!

We missed Ray's graduation from basic training. Since he's in the Navy his basic training and graduation were in Great Lakes, IL. He was flown to Pensacola just hours after his grad and we could not have even spent any time with him at all. So we decided to save the time and money and went to see him a few weeks later in Pensacola instead. But we did get to watch the DVD of the grad. Lots and lots of pomp and formality. Very moving.

Nancy said...

Such great news!!! God is taking care of everything so smile and cry all you want... Keep that knee up when you can...

Short Stop said...

OH, I hope you're enjoying every single moment! What a wonderful surprise to have Andy come to your hotel!!

Thinking of you!

Shelly said...

Have a wonderful, funfilled, relaxing time. Enjoy eachothers company. Glad that Andy surprised you. I probably would have been crying too. Shoot, I cried just because Amanda was all dressed up for prom. That whole getting older thing you know.

BethAnne said...

Have a wonderful time!!!

Pat said...

Makes me cry here in Michigan just to read this! I'm so happy for all of you...enjoy every minute!

Terri said...

Yea for great surprises. Tell Andy we're so proud of him! Congrats on being 2nd in his class. That's great!!!

Sandra said...

So glad you got in safe and sound...and what a sweet surprise :)

justabeachkat said...

I'm so happy you're able to update us. Great news all around...good flight, your knee is holding up and a sweet surprise from your son. Have a wonderful time. Can't wait to hear more.

Hugs!
Kat

Lorie said...

Hope you have a great time!

Saija said...

i am so so glad you got to go down there ...

i know you guys must have had a most blessed time!!! ya!

Joanne said...

I love happy tears!