- I had an unexpected visitor show up on my doorstep last Tuesday night. At 10pm.
Here's the story:
I hadn't been feeling good the few days prior to that. I suspect I had the early stages of an ear infection that has since thankfully cured itself. I was planning on getting a little bit of work done on a paper and going to bed by 10:30 that night.
The dog starts barking outrageously crazy around 10 o'clock. He has been doing this more and more recently (Which is super annoying when you have three kids sleeping!) and generally for no good reason what-so-ever. Normally it's a dog walking down the street or some kid on a skate board or sometimes I think maybe just a leaf flying by. Who knows. The point is, I've either been ignoring him lately or calling him downstairs to get him to shut up.
That night though, something told me to get up and see what he was barking at. Under normal circumstances, I use the window upstairs to look out and see what is going on. See I'm short - and the peep hole isn't always the easiest for me to reach. However, again that night for some reason I was inclined to stop on the landing and use the peep hole.
I stand on my tip-toes and peer out the peep hole and Oh.My.God. there is someone there! I had a thousand thoughts run through my head as I came down off my tip-toes. (Of course as a military spouse of a deployed soldier, you always have a fear of your worse nightmare coming true with that unexpected knock at the door.)
Within a split second I'm back on my tip-toes looking out.
And within the next second I'm throwing the door open.
Open to my big sis!
Who was supposedly in New Zealand. On the other side of the world!
See my sister left last October for a round the world trip. She was not due to be back in the States until late September/early October. (You can read all about her adventure here.)
After ten months of traveling she was tired of being on the go, homesick and running low on funds. So she came home early. But conveniently failed to mention it to anyone in the family.
It was definitely a nice surprise that brought a rush of emotions and tears to my eyes!
She ended up spending the next four days with us hanging out. It was as if she never left and we picked right back up where we left off. I couldn't mention it earlier because I'm not sure who reads my blog these days and she still had more people to surprise. The surprises are finally all done though and you can read the story from her perspective here.
I'm so, so glad to have my sis back home. Now if only I could hurry up and get that damn husband of mine home too!