Thursday, February 25, 2010

I LOVE Surprises!!!!!!!

Thursday night at approximately 9:30 pm I just about got swept off my feet by an unexpected event here on Woodberry Road.
This honorable young man showed up at our back door!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Oh me Oh my...Talk about hollering, and kissin' and huggin' and Barking...

I had been arranging substitutes to do petsitting jobs for me Friday night, Kurt was checking out the car for the 10 hour drive, and I had walked my dogs early so I could go to bed. I was supposed to go and get Justin tomorrow afternoon for a very very brief last weekend before they ship out to Afghanistan this upcoming week.

He had texted me this evening that he would see me tomorrow afternoon.

And then, that Marine popped in. He had talked one of his roommates into driving him all the way over here to Charlotte on his way to FLORIDA!!!! What an awesome guy. I'm sure Justin made it worth his while. Thank you Raush!!! WE sure do love our Marine....

Everybody out there have a great weekend.
Keep praying for all our men and women over there defending our lives of liberty and happiness over here.





14 comments:

DustyLu said...

Ohh what a wonderful reunion..Congrats! Welcome home! ~lulu

CACHANILLA73 said...

Isn't Our Lord Awesome? when We least expect it, He has a really nice surprise for Us.

Blessings!! =)

Julie Harward said...

How exciting! I just got chills...have the best weekend ever...God bless and be with your awesome young son! Tell him, I send all my love! :D

Theresa said...

OH MY GOODNESS, chills all over at the thought of that sweet fella showing up to surprise his Mama! Julie, enjoy your weekend with him and get plenty of hugs. Tell him thanks from ME and perhaps the two Justins will get to meet someday. Hugs to you and I can't wait to hear about your weekend!

Cindy Lou said...

Oh I love those surprises!! My Justin has done that to me more than I can count!! I LOVE IT!!! My heart breaks for you knowing that he is leaving!! That was one of the hardest days of my life!! I will be praying for you and your family and expecially our Justins and all of the other serving!! You have a great weekend and enjoy EVERY moment!!! Blessings from Georgia!!

billypandnikkysmom said...

Yay!!! So glad you got to have him home a day early, Enjoy your time and hold on tight!!! I will be keeping all of you in my prayers! God Bless!

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Dianna said...

Oh Julie...I had no idea Justin was going to get in for another weekend before shipping out. How very special the way he surprised you! I love it! I am so grateful to the Lord for your family having this extra bit of time with Justin. I'll certainly be remembering all of you in prayer this weekend...especially for the last hugs.

Joyce said...

That is so wonderful! One of the best surprises! I love the pictures and who is happier... you or the dog? That dog makes me laugh. So does Jonny.... I love how he is posed and still posed while everyone is walking away. lol! Thanks for sharing your special evening! Joyce from Washington!

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YYYYEEEEEEAAAAAAA!!!!!!!VERY HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!
~Debra
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The Swedish Room said...

Hi Julie,
That was a great surprise. Enjoy your weekend with your special Marine.
The Swedish Room

GardenofDaisies said...

The best surprise ever!! Enjoy this weekend with your son!!!

Georgia said...

Now, that is the BEST surprise! Oh, my goodness... I can just imagine how elated you were to see him. That's totally awesome!!

Enjoy your weekend with your son, and God bless you!! :D

Georgia

Dianna said...

Hello, Julie,
I am SO sorry to hear about you having Vertigo. What a bummer! I have a close friend here who has to deal with bouts of it. I know she really suffers with it. This last time she had it she had to miss a week of work. I'm glad you are starting to do some better today though.

I will definitely be praying for you...and the family tomorrow as Justin and your husband leave for LeJuene. Church has already been canceled for us tomorrow (we got hit with another foot and a half of snow since Wednesday night and are getting another 8 inches tonight)...so I will have a clear time frame to concentrate on praying for you guys...both before he leaves and afterward. I know going is what Justin wants to do, but I'm sure it doesn't make it any easier for him to give you that last hug for a while.

I'm doing good...thank you for your prayers. Carroll will be with me on Wednesday and I'm trusting the Lord for whatever His purpose and outcome are. In the meantime, yes, I'm keeping busy. I have given up counting how many times I've had to rip several rows out of this new adult afghan I'm working on. When I'm not busy crocheting the stitches in, I'm busy ripping them out. LOL

You take care and I'll be checking back in on you.

Dianna