Saturday, October 21, 2006

Icing on My Cake...

As I mentioned in my previous entry, I've had a wonderful few days. Last Sunday's day trip through central Idaho was absolutely wonderful.

Monday, I stayed home from work to spend the morning with my guy before he had to leave on his next California run. This was a requested, planned day off. After a nice morning with my guy, I was back home before my son was out of school, so I had time to do some house cleaning.

When my son got home from school, he let me know he was starving. Hmm... I had some errands I needed to take care of in town, maybe we could go out to eat, just the two of us. He was all for this. I named off a few of my favorite restaurants, a local Mexican food chain was at the top of my list.

Our first stop was the tux rental place. My son had his senior pictures taken weeks ago and had yet to return the shirt and jacket! The tux rental place had actually called for the first time, earlier that day, wondering when we were going to return his rental. They were really nice about his late return, and my son was back in the car in minutes.

I asked him, where do you want to eat?

All of a sudden, he wasn't quite hungry yet.

Okaaay... I went about my own errands I needed to take care of.

After my last stop, I asked again where he wanted to eat. He decided he'd like to go to the Olive Garden. It had been awhile since we'd been there, and it was his favorite place. Oh, and he was starving again.

We arrived at the Olive Garden, parked fairly close to the door. It was only about 4:00pm, so not too many people were there yet. There's only one Olive Garden in Boise, and it's always packed.

So, I locked the car and I'm walking towards the entrance and there's this young gal standing there. I looked at her in disbelief. I looked past her, wondering if she was with another group, then back at her. It was my daughter!!!!

My son, and my parents, knew she was on her way since the day before. She wanted to surprise me, and boy did she! I about peed my pants! It's been more than a year and a half since I'd seen my little girl (she's 25 yrs old). I couldn't believe she was here! I was in shock! I had just talked with her the night before! She never hinted she was half way to Idaho from Los Angeles when I talked with her.

I went to work on Tuesday and immediately requested the rest of the week off to spend time with my daughter. I had a wonderful visit with her. We just hung out together, did a little bit of shopping, but really just stayed around the house, my parents' house, and visiting Gramma at the nursing home. My daughter was still recovering from her surgery.

She stayed through Friday, and left Friday afternoon. My son drove back with her. They stopped in Las Vegas to spend the weekend with their dad. My son flew home, late Sunday night, and my daughter drove on home to Los Angeles. It was so, so very good to see her! Talk about good for the soul. This was definitely my icing on my cake.


Donna said...

Wow, what a nice surprise. That DOES sound like a nice few days you've had.

Dona said...

What a wonderful surprise for you :). You've got two very beautiful kids. Sounds very good for the soul.

bookncoffee said...

Oh I'm glad you got to spend some valued time with your daughter. See, she has missed her mother.

MariesImages said...

I am on another computer & am able to view your blog!!! Love the music video, the photos of your children are wonderful. They are BEAUTIFUL!!!