Thursday, May 28, 2009

At Last!

Etta James has a song titled "At Last", and it really fits this moment in my Alaskan experience. It felt great to go and experience all that Alaska had to offer, but it is so good to be at home "at last".

I have never missed my family quite like I did will I was away. I think in part because I wanted them to experience the awesome things I was experiencing. But I know it probably wouldn't have worked that way. You can't make someone feel the same things you do. Still would've been nice to have them with me.

My children were excited to see me and I too was excited to see them. It was great having them to come home to. My wife as well was glad to get me back home. That old saying, "absence makes the heart grow fonder," is true. I feel we are closer, just by my experiences in Alaska. It is good to be home "at last".

I have to be honest, I miss Kodiak, Anchorage, the mountains, the people, the whole thing. But, I will go back. Hopefully soon. But if not, when I do......I'll simply say, back again "at last"!

PS: Special thanks to Amy for letting me have her little baby here to post on. And to all of you who responded to my posts. Thanks

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your dad and I are glad to have you back home even if we are in another state and haven't seen you and we would like to say thanks for taking us along on this most unforgettable trip (which is the only way we'll get to go) and I know it as brought you to a closer walk with our Lord and Savior. Again Thank you for all the wonderful pictures and for giving us a look around with you. Love ya, Mom P.S. Can't wait to see you!!