Friday, September 5, 2014

Welcome Home!

At the end of July last year Toby posted about missing our son Kevin, who had just left to live for a year in Korea.

Now at last Kevin is coming home! He spent August touring Europe with a friend and is flying home tonight. Toby's going to go nuts! I'm pretty excited myself. We've waited so long to welcome him back to the U.S.A., and we are so proud of him. 

Yesterday the monarch caterpillars began metamorphosing into butterflies. It always amazing to look at the pupae and wonder what is happening in there. They go in as striped caterpillars, and come out orange and black monarch butterflies. 

I wonder how Kevin will have changed in the past year. Unlike the caterpillars, children grow and change imperceptibly as they venture more and more into the big wide world. You watch them become adults without quite realizing the metamorphosis is taking place. Then, one day, you realize they are all grown up and ready to fly away.

 It's going to be a great weekend around here. - and I hope your weekend is terrific also.


  1. how exciting - we are sure he will be happy to be home and still be the young man you know - perhaps a little wiser :)

  2. Just go nuts toby thats your right to get your pal back home!

    The Mad Scots
    Pees; You Too Mom

  3. Have a marvelous time with your son! It is difficult when they move away, but it lets you know that you raised them to be independent. *My daughter lives in Alaska & we are in Louisiana, so I do understand. ☺

  4. How exciting and we know he will be welcomed home with open arms and smiles all round. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Have a great time with Kevin. Hope he had some great stories to share with you!

  6. I bet Toby went whole body wagging for the reunion!

  7. how exciting that your son is coming home! will he be staying a while or will he be off on another adventure?
    daughter #1 lived in ireland for 2 YEARS and daughter #2 lives in new york (i'm in ca), so i know how you are feeling.
    wags, bailey unleashed

  8. I remember that post! Your reunion is going to be awesome

    retro rover

  9. I bet that you're having a great weekend. I hope that the reunion is joyful.

  10. Have a happy reunion :)

    The pupae looks amazing

  11. That is definitely a long time to be gone! I'm sure you guys will have a happy reunion with lots of good stories to share.

  12. That is really exciting! I'm glad your son will be back with you! Whenever I come home from somewhere, my dogs' greeting is always the one I look forward to the most. They're just pure joy with no restraint!


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