Saturday, November 15, 2008

Getting Ready for Sam


You know how sometimes it seems you're going to have to wait forever? And you go along quietly, quietly, not seeing the thing you hope for. Then without fanfare, it is around the corner - in fact, it appears - and you were almost unprepared for the suddenness of its arrival. Things often happen this way in my life. Though I usually feel surprised by the actualization of the hope, my heart has been unconsciously and mysteriously softened, so that it is easy to reach out and embrace a reality that would have been strange and foreign to me had I not had to wait for it.

I'll have to think more about this. We've come to the surprise end of a 5 1/2 month stint of separation from Sam. He's coming home in less than 48 hours, and what pleasure it's been giving us to get ready for him. Arden got a trim on her bangs...

A swath of fabric has been painted with our joy (and acrylic paints which sort of stained the driveway underneath :)

Dora painted the heart.


The rain held off for us...

And we ended with everyone but Genevieve's hand prints.


Ahh, a red-handed Arden. How appropriate is that?! We have tons yet to do, but that will keep us nicely busy all day tomorrow, and then ... comes Sunday!

2 comments:

Annie Peterson said...

YAY!!! We are SO excited he's going to be home! Sam's going to be home!!! Wahoo!!!

And, you posed for that bangs pictures, didn't you?? You've got that smile and that lively bend to your arms...

Amy Rachel Peterson said...

How on earth do you know me so well??! Yes, I had finished cutting and made Dora take a photo for posterity (she couldn't take it during the actual snips because Arden's head had to be held still between her hands)! :)