Tuesday, June 27, 2017

She's Baaaack! {SOL 6.27.17}

We waited at the end of aisle outside the doors in the international terminal at O'Hare Airport marked Exit A. There were lots of others waiting there with us, stretching tall up on their tippy toes every time the doors to Exit A opened to see if their loved one was on their way out.

Behind those doors, I imagined long lines of passengers waiting to claim their luggage and pass through the customs screening. I'm sure many were weary from hours of travel but also excited to walk through the doors to see their dear ones waiting on the other side.

People from all different worlds streamed past us. Many stopped to hug a friend or family member waiting in the crowd. Then there were also others who simply walked out, pulling their suitcase, trying to find the most unobstructed route to the exit doors because they did not have anyone waiting in the crowd.

We continued to watch the doors of Exit A flap open and shut.

Open and shut. Open and shut.

I kept glancing at the clock.

Waiting. Waiting......

Open and shut. Open and shut.

Then we saw her....our Hannah was back.
{Thing 1 is Hannah, our German daughter. She stayed with us for the 2015-2016 school year. Thing 2 is our American daughter, Kara. She stays with us all the time. Hannah is back to visit for the month of July unless we can talk her into moving here permanently. We just love her!}


9 comments:

  1. What a fun piece to read. I felt the anticipation of waiting for her arrival. Your words made me feel like I was right there beside you. Enjoy your time with Hannah.

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  2. Hooray!!!! She's back! I can feel the excitement and look at the joy on those faces! Enjoy your time together!!

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  3. Oh, what fun! You captured your anticipation and joy so well - loved that picture, too.

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  4. People from all different worlds streamed past us- that sentence is a great sentence to describe how it is in a big airporYour words let us share the anticipation and joy of Hannah's arrival.

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  5. Reunion in the airport - such a joyful experience. It's great that Hannah was able to come back.

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  6. I loved reading your slice, Jennifer! II'm felt the anticipation and excitement right along with you. I can't help but to say that there is so much "twinning" going on in your family. Kara and Hannah seriously look like sisters - the cheeks, the smile!

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  7. Jennifer -- You brilliantly captured that "adrenaline-rush-airport-gate" feeling. I know that one! Your heart races. Is it time? Not yet? Now? And on and on it goes. So well done. And how exciting to have your "other daughter" visiting, too. -- Christie @ https://wonderingandwondering.wordpress.com/

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  8. Oh what fun! I can sense the excitement-- and I just love those things' smiles!

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