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June 18, 2011

Thursday night I woke Bella up around 9:30 to go get Sam from the airport. He touched down a little sooner than was scheduled, and in between me figuring out where to park, I ran a little behind.

We made it into the airport and headed to these glass walls that look down the escalators. They bring everyone who comes off a flight up to the waiting area, and I thought we’d have the perfect view of him. My phone was in hand to record it all.

After watching scores of passengers come up, I texted to ask where he was. No answer. We waited some more. Bella started to get cranky as every flight I said, “Watch for Daddy!” and it resulted in no Daddy. This greatly displeased her.

I texted again, “Where are you – at the escalator yet?” No answer.

As we peered down the way, we were suddenly enveloped from behind in a huge bear hug. Sam had gotten off a lot quicker and had been waiting for us at baggage claim. His phone hadn’t sent him any texts.

::stabs technology::

Bella was in shock at first, but so happy to see him. And I captured this moment:


We’re happy he’s home. And thanks for all your prayers and well wishes. It’s going well.


  • Jen

    June 26, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Such a fantastic picture!

  • Miranda H.

    June 22, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Yay! Such a sweet moment! How happy you all must be!

  • Tracy

    June 19, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    what a great captured moment!

  • Kelly

    June 19, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I’m so happy for you that your family is reunited! What a special moment captured!

  • Teresa

    June 19, 2011 at 7:00 am

    What a special picture!! So glad you have him home!

  • Sara

    June 18, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    So glad he’s home safely!

  • Katrina

    June 18, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    That is so sweet! Nothing quite like that moment…I’m super emotional today and this picture totally brought tears to my eyes (along with a big cheesy, happy smile!)
    I’m so glad he’s home!

  • Cindy @ This Adventure, Our Life

    June 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Beautiful photo!! ::Tears:: It is one of happiness! 🙂

  • Cathy

    June 18, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Love it 🙂

  • Erika @NAMAmmaSTE

    June 18, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    ::happy tears::

    Love you all!

  • Kim

    June 18, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Beautiful picture. Crying all over the place. That’s one you should frame and hang in her room forever. And ever.

  • Miranda

    June 18, 2011 at 9:48 am


  • Dana K

    June 18, 2011 at 9:40 am

    That’s awesome! I love the picture!!!

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