Sunday, June 29, 2008

Big Brother is Home!!



Yesterday, our 29-year old son, Jason, came home to visit for three days and for a special celebration (tomorrow's post).    A graphic artist at a TV station in Florida, he hasn't been home in two years. Because he's the only graphic artist on staff, he isn't able to get much time off, and it's easier for us to go and see him.   Kasey (L) and Decker were as happy to see their "big brother" as his mom and dad were.

ADDITIONAL COMMENT AT 3:30 PM:  Thanks for the kind comments.  He is our only child, and we miss him a lot.  From the time we got married almost 31 years ago, we have not lived close to our families, and while our mothers were alive, they were saddened by the fact that work took us away from them.  I never quite understood why it bothered them so much.  As Jason got older, went away to college and then moved even farther away for his job, I very quickly realized why our mothers felt the way they did.  

15 comments:

Lady Di Tn said...

How wonderful. I wish you a marvelous time with your son. The photo could have said it all. Peace

Dan said...

Looks like a very happy reunion. Our dog Chester has really bonded with my youngest son, who is a high school senior next year. We are already wondering what Chester is going to do when Jon leaves to college in just over a year.

Jim said...

Neat how our animals always remember us.

For The People said...

That is great. Do your catching up!

babooshka said...

That is such a heartbreaing pic when you read the text. Two years! Ihope you and yours have a special time and thanks for sharing such a personal image.

Lynette said...

Simply wonderful. My heart is filled with happiness for you and yours. And what Jim has commented is so very true.

Lynette said...

Ah,yes, Chris. I do understand so very well. When Mama and I came to visit Lamont and Leland for the first time in 2004, it had been four years since I'd seen Lamont. During that time I saw Leland twice before he came home from South Carolina before moving to Portland in 2003. It's amazing how that instant love than engulfs you when your child is born can create such an overwhelming emotion, a tie that binds in a bittersweet, blissful way.

By the way, speaking of 29-year-olds, Leland is mine. I have a type of the two of them talking to their Daddy in April 1983. Leland sings, "I love rock'n'roll, put another dime in the jukebox baby!" It was his favorite tune, just like it's one of yours. Lamont sang a bit of "Tomorrow" from Annie--his kindergarten class had been practicing it, getting ready for a program for the parents. Talk about bittersweet, hearing those two little boys singing, talking, giggling for their Daddy whom they would see once more time before he died.

Make memories--they're always, always important.

Steve Buser said...

Congratulations on the happy homecoming. We are away from our grown children too, so I know the feeling.

Inkster1 said...

Fantastic photo, all about being home.

Clueless in boston said...

Hope you have a great visit with your son.

Clueless in boston said...

In answer to your question about my b+w, yes, I shoot in color and convert it using Photoshop.

Ming the Merciless said...

Glad to hear your son is visiting. He sounds like a great guy so you must have done something right raising him. :-)

Love the photo. Those dogs are going to have a great time playing with their older brother this week.

Jen, aka ChinaMom2005 said...

What a great shot! This is one to put someplace mighty special.

Halcyon said...

Awww... what a cute reunion photo. Isn't it funny how pets never "forget" the people in their lives, no matter how long they've been away?

Hope you are enjoying some time with your son. :)

crittoria said...

What a heartwarming photo!