Thursday, March 11, 2010

I felt like Odysseus, without all the death and bad marriage karma...

I drove in tonight after a long, but successful day in Long Beach at a job fair on a college campus. The company that I work for had a booth, and we were there marketing the company as a possible employer, answering questions, and building brand recognition with college students.

As soon as I turned in the driveway, I could see a spinning top through the living room window. GIRL threw open the door and ran out into the dark to greet me...


MOMMY, MOMMY!!! I made a welcome home card for you!!

I felt like Odysseus, without all the death and bad marriage karma...

The card said: Welcome home, Mommy. She had drawn a picture of us together in matching outfits. Accented with big purple hearts....

I turned to mush.

I was gone for 9 hours. An eternity in my 5 year old girl's life. It is a blessing to be so loved...


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10 comments:

slow panic said...

So very sweet.

Quite often when I get home from running errands they come at me with big hugs like I've been gone for weeks. It's the best feeling

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Awwwwww!

Midwest Mom said...

That's a great way to come home. :) And home-made cards are the best. I always save them.

Kate said...

Such a sweet and tender moment....I envy you these special days with young children.

phd in yogurtry said...

When I pull into the garage, my kids come running out to greet me, too. "Mommy! I need $10 for the field trip!"

Not quite the same.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

What a lovely image. Sigh.

Aunt Snow said...

What a joyful Girl! May all your workdays end in such homecomings. I hope your trip was also productive.

Angeline said...

Aawww...I wished I could see the card...

Rima said...

I love the image of your daughter as a spinning top - I can so totally see that!

stephanie (bad mom) said...

A treasure; thank you for sharing <3

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