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February 17, 2011
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I’ve only been away for two days but when I look through the 2nd-floor window and see him waiting downstairs in the arrivals area I wave furiously. He waves back, smiling big.

As I come through the sliding doors, he runs towards me. It’s the classic airport scene – mom coming home, her little boy running to greet her, big smiles all around.

He jumps at me and I scoop him up, aware of the others still waiting for their loved who are smiling as they watch us. The big reunion.

“Mama!” he says excitedly.

“Hi, buddy!” I answer, thinking about how lucky I am to have a little man who’s so happy to see me come home.

“Come and get me a new airplane!”

Little bugger. It’s less that he’s happy to see me, though I know he is, and more that he found a toy airplane when we were here to drop me off and he hasn’t forgotten. Figures mom coming home is a good opportunity to bargain for it again.

I laugh and agree to go with him so he can show me.

“I want a kiss first, though,” I say.

I get one.


6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 17, 2011 2:53 pm

    Cute. Children have steel trap minds, I tell ya.

  2. sandi permalink
    February 17, 2011 9:10 am

    I can just see his sweet smile now. He will always remember you are comfort and love and welcome homes

  3. February 17, 2011 8:36 am

    There’s no relationship stronger than that of mother and son. So very sweet and forgiving.

  4. February 17, 2011 8:19 am

    How sweet!! Him running to u must have been the best feeling.

  5. Briegh permalink
    February 17, 2011 8:04 am

    Awww. Way too cute!!


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