He's back! I can hardly believe it's been two years already. I wasn't sure what to expect when we saw him, but it's been good to have him back. He looks older, more confident and sure of himself. It's been fun to see him smile and the dimple in his cheek.
Some of his aunts and uncles came over the house to welcome him back. He actually wasn't home very long before he was already off again. This boy knows where he is going and has a plan to get there. He had an appointment with the drivers licence division to renew his lapsed licence. After that, he has freedom (as long as he can borrow my car!).
After he came back, he sat and told stories to his uncle and aunt, who have spent time in Africa themselves. It was fun to hear his experiences.
I sat and watched as he visited with his brothers. Makes my mother-heart happy to see him. I was struck by some of his mannerisms - just like his dad! I wasn't expecting that, and it took my breath away for a moment.
Welcome home, my first-born. Whether you know it or not, your mama will always love you.
It does my mama-heart good to have most of this crew back together again, even if it is for only a moment before the older ones go their own ways.
Now, on to your next adventures!