Since that time I've waited for them...and last night they arrived. We texted back and forth regarding the status of their current location for two long days and last night, when they told me they were on Muegge, I had to stand outside and watch for them to round that corner and my heart lept when I saw the light from their headlights art the bottom of the street.
They spilled out of the van like clowns out of a car at a circus. They have all grown so tall. I hugged them all. We brought in the contents of the van...clothes, food, movies, and folks. We toasted their arrival. We ate and drank and the children emptied the contents of the toy box and distributed it over the entirety of the room. We shared stories, opinions, news and quips.
Day one. It's going to go by so fast. We can't hold onto a moment. We only observe its passing and cherish the memories as we watch it disappear around the corner. But today, I'm so excited that I woke up at six and went into each room just to drink in the reality of their arrival.
Steve's making coffee. I'm blogging. But what I really want is to go inside and get the day started. GET UP. We're running out of time.