Monday, February 6, 2012

Home at last

We arrived home in Outlook at 2:30pm today. The GPS says that we logged 6571km and nearly 79 hours of driving time since we left home almost four weeks ago. Our bodies say that sounds like the truth. In spite of our weariness, though, we are overwhelmingly happy to be back home. Tears of joy and relief were flowing as we drove into town and followed the familiar route to our house.

As we pulled in to the driveway, we saw a big poster in our window saying "WELCOME HOME FRIGGSTAD FAMILY, love your BLC 'family'", and homemade decorations on the tree out front.

Heart-shaped balloons were attached to the railings of the front porch and plush flowers adorned one of the bushes in the flower bed.
Inside, there was a large basket with fresh fruit on our dining room table, as well as some cards and cheques.
The fridge and pantry were full of food, much more than we remembered leaving in them. Out in the garage, we discovered not only our was our freezer full, but there was a second freezer full of food as well. And we had suppers for both tonight and tomorrow night delivered to our door.

We are overwhelmed and humbled by the love and support our community has shown us. Thank you all so very much. It is so good to be home.

1 comment:

  1. How wonderful to be cared for by your community. It brought tears to my eyes as you described coming home to find a welcome home sign and a fridge full of food and an additional freezer are well loved! We are thankful that you have arrived home safely driving on winter roads!