Sunday, November 1, 2009

Doing the Happy Dance!


We are pretty happy at our house. Our son Andy, who is in the army was on a training mission in the desert in California for the month of October. There was no Internet or phone available so we had no calls or messages from him all month.
It was so nice to hear his voice at the end of last week. He's back in Colorado and will be there until his unit is deployed to Iraq early next year.
However, along with being happy to hear from him, he shared some news that really made our day. He is getting leave over Christmas and will be able to come home! We were geared up for another Christmas season without him, so this is a wonderful surprise. I don't need any other gifts this year - I'll have my son home!

39 comments:

Perri said...

My heart is happy for you!

linda said...

This is such great news Mari! I'm so happy for all of you!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I am THRILLED for you, Mari, and your entire family! I know you didn't think he was going to get leave...what an unexpected surprise! So happy for all of you!

Darla said...

that is a wonderful gift! sooo happy for you!

Donna B said...

What a great blessing to have your son home for the holidays! Bless him for fighting for our country. You have such a darling blog, I really enjoyed visiting. Please come visit me some time. Being you are a Long Term Care nurse, Bless you again. My Dad has Alzheimer's and my blog is mostly about our journey with him. Would greatly appreciate your input.

Brenda said...

That is Wonderful, Mari! So happy for you. I'd be doing the happy dance too!

remistuff.blogspot.com said...

That is wonderful, I remember those days. Tell him Thank You.

Melissa in Mel's World said...

Mari, that is absolutely FABULOUS news!!! I am so happy for you and your family!

Mary Lee said...

That is great news Mari! I would be joining in the happy dance with Calvin and Hobbs too!

Connie said...

What a wonderful surprise! God is so good...........

Grandma Elsie said...

God is good as Connie says. He gives us the desires of our hearts sometimes.
I can see the wheels turning in your head now. making a grocery list to make All his favorite foods while he is home. I am happy for you Mommy..Blessing to your house today,

~Ginger said...

Feeling the tears building up on this special blessing! Nothing sweeter when you've been apart and for you it will be priceless! I'm thrilled for you!
(We are headed to Dallas the day after Christmas so I'm a happy momma, too. Still hoping to see the Chicago kids at Thanksgiving, but that's up in the air with the job situation. We are praying!)

Pat said...

This made my morning...I'm happy dancing for all you guys too!
Your right...there could be no better gift!

Jennifer said...

How cool is that?! I am so happy for you.
Smiles!

Cherdecor said...

Wonderful, wonderful news! Let the baking of cookies begin!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

What wonderful news, Mari! I am sooo happy! What a blessing. I am dancing with you my friend!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I had a house full last weekend. It is wonderful when you can have your birdies back in the nest... for a little while :-)

Aspiemom said...

I'm so happy that you got to hear from Andy again and, especially, that he will be home for Christmas. Yeah!

Betty said...

I´m so happy for you! I get to have my daughter here too! So we will both be in heaven this Christmas! :)

Brooke said...

that's awesome!! :)

septembermom said...

I'm so happy for you! That's wonderful news! Really the best news!

Just Mom said...

I'm doing a happy dance for you!
:-D

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

What a wonderful gift God has specially chosen just for you! Congratulations and I am sure it will definitely be memorable.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Hootin' Anni said...

I know just how you feel....and I completely know the list of 'wanted' gifts just flew out the window. We were lucky one year to have our son, who was in the Gulf War, come home for leave. And it was a grand holiday!!!!!!

How exciting. I bet you're counting the days for his return!!!

A Captured Reflection said...

Yay that is wonderful Mari! Really special.

Nate and Brenda said...

I am so excited for your family!!

Mary said...

Mari,

That is fantastic news. I can see why you wouldn't want any other Christmas gifts. What is more precious than having your son home for Christmas. I would be doing a happy dance too.

Blessings,
Mary

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

SO happy for you!!! I know you will have a special Christmas!

Nancy said...

Your step is lighter and your smile is brighter, I can tell your excited. So Happy for all of you!!!

SharonB said...

So exciting!!! And totally something to be THANKFUL for!!

{ jamie } said...

What wonderful, wonderful news! :)

jenniferw said...

Praise God! I know that's all the Christmas your heart will need, Mari. I can't wait to see the pictures! Thank God for Andy and all the other great American heroes serving in our military.

Kat said...

Hi sweet friend! Life is gradually getting back to "normal" for me so I'm hoping to be able to visit more often.

That's absolutely wonderful news about Andy! I know you're "over the moon" excited.

Hugs!
Kat

The Sullivan Sitcom said...

That is wonderful news Mari...I'm so happy for all of you! Enjoy every single moment! I know you will!

Melissa said...

Yay!!! Such good news! :)

Rebekah said...

YaY! I am so happy for you. And I love your Calvin and Hobbs picture. Cute!

Musicaljean said...

Oh, praise the Lord!!

Both Ray and Thyda will be deployed some time in the next few month.

Crown of Beauty said...

Hi Mari,
I'm doing the happy dance with you too! This is such cool news, and I know how that feels...so I'm rejoicing with you.

By the way, Calvin and Hobbes are favorite comic book characters of mine!

Love
Lidj

Raise Them Up said...

That is some awesome news! I'm so glad for you and your family!