Saturday, April 30, 2011

Crystal's Home!

Crystal got home Thursday night, right on schedule! We couldn't wait to give her a big hug. We almost gave up on her after the flight crew from her plane passed us! The tension was really mounting! When she finally came through the gate Ed got the first hug!

I didn't want to let go once I got hold of her! Eighteen months is a long time not to be able to hug your daughter!

The third hug went to Coda (at home), who is Crystal's new best friend.

Our beautiful Welcome Home sign survived long enough for Crystal to see it before it blew down the next day. We're looking forward to Crystal spending the entire summer with us! It might take us that long to get her to tell all the stories from her mission!


  1. I dunno judy. It looks more like Crystal's hugging you guys than the other way around!

  2. Crystal looks great. It must have been such a relief when she finally de-planed. Coda definitely has a friend in Cyrstal.

  3. Crystal looks great! You all must be so proud of her. I'll miss her weekly emails, but at least I still have Amanda's to look forward to!

  4. Welcome home, Crystal. I have loved reading your letters. You look terrific. Judy, thanks for sharing your Maryland lives with us all.