They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The experience I had today was indescribable. So since words can’t do it justice maybe pictures will have to do.
Surprisingly the morning flew by. I had so much to do to get ready that I was rushing to make it to the airport. I wanted everything to be perfect.
Hannah made posters…
even one for Preston!
although he didn’t seem to impressed. She even bought him a little suit to wear for the occasion complete with a pocket handkerchief and a tie.
We all had a job, Mother’s was to hold Preston so that when Joseph and I met my arms would be free. Hannah was the designated photographer (so you can thank her for all the great pictures) Esther did video (you will see that later) Aliyah was well…the life of the party as usual. Keeping us all entertained and even singing the utah song as we waited for Joseph to arrive.
And me well my job was to well, I guess just be there and be ready.
On the way there Mother asked me if I thought Joseph would cry. I told her he would for sure. She asked if I thought I would. I told her I didn’t know but I didn’t think so.
Hannah asked me if I thought Preston’s suit was a bit over dressed. I assured her that Joseph would be wearing a suit if I knew him at all.
We didn’t have to wait long. The first couple of passengers started coming down the stairs. And then before I even knew it Someone shouted “there he is”
and I got my first look at my handsome husband.
It wasnt until he was nearing the bottom of the stairs that he saw us. I thought surely I could wait for him to walk the short distance to me but I couldn’t I was shaking and then I started to cry and before I knew it i was running into his arms.
When I Had pulled myself together Joseph saif “Lets go get my luggage. I think you are forgetting there is someone you need to meet I told him.
And then Joseph met his son for the very first time.
During this long seperation I have come to know first hand just how not interested I am in a heaven where Joseph and I won’t be together. It makes the covenants we made in the temple in South Africa 10 months ago just that much more meaningful.