Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Long Awaited Day

This is Natalie fresh off the plane from Neuquen Argentina. She looked absolutely lovely even after days and hours of traveling. I can't even begin to describe how if feels for me as a mother when I am waiting at the bottom of the escalator at the Ontario Airport waiting for one of my children to arrive home after honorably serving the Lord as a Missionary. I will say that my heart feels like it is going to jump out of my chest and the minute I see that child I can't help but run to grab a hold on them and yes I cry a bit too! It was the same feeling with Sean and Natalie. I am so grateful for the experience Natalie had and I am also glad to have her safely home.

Here she is in her Argentine Soccer jersey jersey jumping or joy.

On Easter Sunday Natalie reported to the ward on her experience. She did a remarkable job sharing her testimony with us. So many family and friends joined us to celebrate her return. I am grateful to a loving Heavenly Father who has blessed me so richly with love from such incredible people. I know my Savior loves me and I know my girl did her best for 18 months and 3 weeks to share that message with the people of Argentina.


Amanda said...

Hooray! I'm so glad she's home safe and sound with you guys. Beautiful pictures!

Laura Brandler said...

she looks fabulous! and you and my brother sure raised some great kids. and wow what a jump natalie! you are more impressive than ever before!

Amanda said...

I've got tears in my eyes just reading your post!!! I guess now that I have my own child, reading about her arrival home made me a tad emotional. What a wonderful experience as a parent! I'm sure that long awaited hug was so preciously enjoyed!!!!

What a great moment! I'm so happy she is home and safe! What a great work she did!

She looks great!