Wednesday, August 30, 2006

They're Coming Home

This weekend my daughter-in-law and two grandchildren are coming home. Actually, Rachel and Josiah have been here before, but this will be the first time little Annika will be in the "50 states." Rachel has gently reminded me that though Annika was born in Japan, she was born on a US Navy base. She's right.

Most of our family hasn't seen them since a year ago in June. That's a very looooooooooong time. Josiah has changed so much. He wasn't talking when they left here; now he's speaking in sentences. Most have not met Annika yet. Me, well I haven't seen her since she was only 5 weeks old. That was 5 months ago! Hans left as a Lieutenant; now he's been promoted to Lieutenant Commander. Rachel has done an amazing job holding down the fort while Hans has been under way. She's a brave woman! I'm thrilled about them coming home!

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