Saturday, February 13, 2010

MY SURPRISE!!!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday afternoon around 4p.m. I was called by Tara (my daughter) to say that she was going to have a Valentine present delivered to our home around 7 p.m. She also said that she wanted my mother and my sister to be there to receive theirs. So I decided to have dinner since we would have a house full. I couldn't imagine what she was having delivered since I am not a big Valentine Day gift giving person since my children are older. So around 7 p.m. the doorbell rang and there were three bunches of red roses and 3 boxes of chocolate placed on the front door mat. I thought to myself, did she have everyone come here for this??? I know that was rude of me, but I just thought it never really said it! Within seconds of us all standing at the door and saying "oh this is nice", Tyler(who was suppose to be in Iraq) surprised us with his 2 week leave. There was much shouting and some tears going on! Tyler didn't tell anyone until he landed in Houston and called Tara to help arrange it all! You can imagine how surprise we all were. His leave was to be in May for his twin sisters high school graduation but too many people asked for May so he moved it to valentines day! It was a great night had by all. Excuse the pictures, I was not dresses for the occasion, my house was not clean, Annabel in her jammies, etc. The important thing was we were all together....
P. S. Annabel is doing well and has slept well for two nights. Seems to be more comfortable today. Thank you, Jesus!


The VW's said...

What a WONDERFUL surprise!!! This post brought tears to my eyes!

Enjoy your time together! And, thank your son for serving for our country!

Happy Valentine's Day!!! Love and Hugs!!!

Glad to hear Annabel is doing well! Give her a kiss and hug from me! :)

Laurie in Ca. said...

What a perfect surprise present from a perfect son. I am so happy for you Cathy and what a treat to know Annabel is doing better. Happy Valentines Day sweet friend. Enjoy!!

Love and Hugs, Laurie

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

What a wonderful surprise!! That is awesome. I love the pictures of your soldier with your baby. Priceless!

Penny said...

Wow! Never mind me sitting here in tears............ How incredible for you! So happy that you can have Tyler home and enjoy your kiddos too.

Keeping the prayers coming for Annabel and continued healing.

Janet said...

Lord have mercy! That is the sweetest thing I have ever seen!!!
I told my mom and sister about it (they "get" these kind of things!)
and we all had a big ol' cry!!!
So happy for you, and you can tell Miss Annabel was glad to see her brother, too!

chadandnikki said...

That's wonderful. A soldier in our church came home for good this week. I can't even begin to imagine how exciting all of ya'll are. YAY!!!!!!! And thanks to your son.

Hilary said...

Awe Happy Valentine's day!!! :)

connie said...

Oh, I am so happy for you! That's the best Valentine's Day present, ever. And if I had cute jammies like Annabel's, I'd be tempted to do pictures in them, too! Enjoy your time with Tyler home and everyone together.

Annie said...

what a wonderful surprise!!!

I love the pictures of Tyler and Annabel!!

Happy Valentines Day to you all!!


Holli Davis said...

How awesome of a surprise! :) I bet its gonna be hard to ever out-do that one! :) Glad he is on leave for a bit, enjoy having him there.
So glad to hear you are still home sweet home, and that Annabel is doing well.
Still praying for you!!!

Mrs Redboots (Annabel Smyth) said...

Oh lovely! I was just remembering him in my prayers yesterday, so glad to hear he is home safe and not involved in this new operation in Afghanistan.

therextras said...


Please thank Tyler for his service in defending our country! Barbara

Susan Westwood said...

Dear Cathy,

Thank you so much for your prayers for our babies.

To answer you question, Pediasure is very useful to us here at God's Littlest Angels. Our Office Address in Colorado is:

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2275 Waynoka Dr Suite D

Colorado Springs, CO 80915

Annabel is gorgeous. The oldest child I nursed with Edward's Syndrome was 9. She was so joyful, and a blessing to everyone who cared for her!

Kenzie said...

YAY!!!! What an amazing surprise! Praying for your family as you continue to walk this road as a military family. Love YOU!