Monday, April 23, 2012

The Prodigal Child

I have waited a long time for my first born to return home, and alas, she has.  The candles in every window remained lit for several years as a beacon of light and hope for her return.  I also know that so  many of you have prayed with and for me in this hope and so I "thank you" all for your prayers.

Our gathering was filled with love, and forgiveness, and promise and tears and laughter.  My Mom was so happy to see them all - she (we) finally met Damien - her great grand son. Our grandson.  He is adorable.  It was a tearful reunion to say the least with hugs that lasted forever.......


The first picture is our delicious meal together - we made the 'pizza-pasta-bake'.  Delicious.  And then there is me and my girls.  Jennifer, me and Kristie.   They are here until Thursday morning.




20 comments:

Theanne said...

happy hugs!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I am so happy for you! I can see happiness in the pics

'A Madeleines Photos and Parchments' said...

Precious!

Scott said...

Welcome home to your "prodigal" daughter. Clearly, you're happy. Congrats!

Gail said...

Theanne-Kim-Madeline-Scott

"thank you" all for sharing in this wonderful gift and reunion
Love Gail
peace....

Jackie said...

My heart is sinnnnging!
Happy happy day for you and for your family.
Love and hugs to you, my friend.
J.

Amanda said...

This is so wonderful. I seem to be missing the back story, but I am so happy that you're happy! It looks like you all are having a lovely time! And that grandson of yours is adorable!

Diana said...

I am so happy for you all Gail. What a great day that had to be. Enjoy your remaining time together and I hope you get to stay in touch now.
Love Di ♥

Gail said...

JACKIE, AMANDA & DIANA

thank you all for your sharing in this joy with me.
'love Gail
peace....

SE'LAH... said...

blessings Gail!!!! That is wonderful. sending oodles of love your way. one love, my friend.

Gail said...

HI Se'Lah - thank you so much and it is so good to see you.
I am having a hard time w/the new design of blogger.
Love to you always
Gail
peace....

Wanda..... said...

Your comment made me realize I must have missed a post, two in fact, Gail. Have no idea why...although I have been a little quiet in the blogging world.

Happy to hear of your daughter's return and the meeting of your young grandson. I know how pleased and thankful you are. I've been in a slightly blue period with the recent move to another state of another granddaughter. So thankful for computers and cellphones... helps staying in touch. Thanks for stopping by, Gail...I wouldn't have wanted to miss your long hoped for reunion!

Gail said...

HI WANDA - so good to see you here :-) and I understand the loss when kids/grand kids move away.

Love Gail
peace.....

Rhonda said...

Oh what happy news! Just think how happy you were and how much more happy delightful joyful the LORD is when we return to Him daily to just be in His Presence!
Much joy over yours and your daughter's reunion

Just Be Real said...

Wooo hoot! Wonderful Gail. Happy dance is happening here. Blessings.

Teresa said...

Blessings indeed!!!

Andy said...

Wonderful, Gail. I hope you all had a great time.

Jackie said...

Friday, April 4
Gail...I just sent you an e-mail.
Smiles and hugs,
J.

Gail said...

HI ANDY-JBR-RHONDA-TERESA-JACKIE

thank you all for sharing in this wonderful reunion and miracle of forgiveness and love conquering all.
Love Gail
peace....

Lola said...

sorry for my late comment... this is GREAT news and I'm happy for you all.
Big hugs