October 28, 2013

Unexpected Blessings

I was coming home from a meeting on Saturday, called home and got Bones.

Me: I'm running late. I won't be home until 3:30ish. Ugh... the meeting lasted too long...

Bones: It's cool, Ma. T is taking me to the Mall. Just for an hour. Just a bit of time to get out...

Immediately I thought, "WTH? T HATES the mall." Then I thought, 'well, Bones has been home, maybe he just wants to drive and it will make them both happy...'

So I replied, "Ok, be careful. I'll see you when you get home!"

I was sitting in the computer nook, making phone calls and answering email when I heard out the front window, a low sometimes throaty voice, with a light low throaty laugh.

It didn't sound like my two younger sons... my ears perked, only one person sounded like that.

I immediately looked outside and saw my eldest son walking up the sidewalk.

I ran to the front door and there stood the three of them grinning, and Ringo walked in and gave me a big hug saying, "Hey, Ma..."

It was so good to see him. His school is only 2.5 hours away, someone was coming down for the night and so he said he'd make the drive.

I said to him, "Did you come home just to do your laundry?" as he brought in two duffle bags? He said, "No, but it did help. I hate their driers..."

The four of us were sitting in the TV room when my son's phone rang. He picked it up and evidently the person on the other side said, "Why are you home?"

To which he replied, 'Because... I can be.'

It's the little things...

Posted by Boudicca at October 28, 2013 08:16 PM

Hey that's better than when my wife drove down to visit with the daughters when they were at college.

Posted by: The Thomas at October 28, 2013 10:12 PM

That would just melt my heart...

Posted by: pam at October 29, 2013 06:03 AM

Ahhhhh that is so wonderful!

Posted by: vwbug at October 29, 2013 02:21 PM

I was at Ringo's school while tail gating was going on before the game on Saturday. I kept looking for him; I guess he was at home!
Glad you got to see your boy.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at October 29, 2013 07:55 PM

Love this! More evidence you've raised fantastic boys!

Posted by: Shaz at October 30, 2013 02:22 AM