Monday, August 25, 2008

Our Son is coming home today!


It is a big day for us in the Walton household. Our second to the oldest son, Peter, is coming home today. He is on leave from Iraq. He called us at 5:30 am our time, on Friday, to say he was already in Kuwait and was waiting to get on a plane headed for Germany in a few hours. His plane was delayed until the next day. Then he emailed us from Germany to say that he had another delay. UGH! The poor guy. I am not sure where he stays during these delays. We have not heard from him since then but he is supposed to get into Amarillo sometime today. All we can do is wait. 
We are so anxious to see him. Through our phone conversations and emails, he sounds so grown up. We are looking forward to hearing all about his experiences in Iraq. As a mom, I am just so glad to get him home safe, even if it is just for a short time.
He has been without many of the luxuries we take for granted, home cooked meals, candy bars, soft drinks and safe comfortable surroundings. We are looking forward to helping him enjoy some of those things. Thank you to all of you who constantly lift our sons and our family up in prayer.

5 comments:

Time Flies said...

Yea! I am so excited for you and I will definitely enjoy reading your blog! You always have great insights! So glad for you to see Peter this week. I know you will have a great time.

Time Flies said...

BTW...time flies is Kelley

Becky Dietz said...

Ilene, I'm so excited for all of you! I pray your time together is more than you imagined in your heart. Blessings!

amy wright said...

Ilene! I am so glad that you are on here. It'll be great to keep up with you. I am so proud of Peter but sad that I never was able to meet him. Have a blessed reunion!

Kara and Dave said...

Hey it's good to see you on here! I didn't know he was coming home. That's so amazing and what a great homecoming it will be!!! Enjoy your time with your son!!!