Sunday, 31 August 2008

A Homecoming

MrsM cleans MissM's bedroom from top to bottom
and arranges her cuddly friends neatly on top of her bed.
MrM checks on the progress of the flight
and lays the table for breakfast.
Poppy sniffs under the bed to make sure
that there are no bad things lurking there.

Mr&MrsM get up very early.
MrsM picks a rose for MissM's bedside table.
MrM checks on the progress of the flight
Mr&MrsM drive to the airport - early -
because they MUSTN'T be late.

MrM finds MrsM a prime spot to watch the Arrivals
MrsM doesn't move because she MUSTN'T miss MissM
MrM goes to buy croissants for breakfast
because he knows that MissM likes croissants.
And all the time MrsM is watching and watching.

And then MissM walks through the double doors.

Mr&MrsM know that they COULDN'T be happier
because MissM is safe
and she is home
at last.

18 comments:

The List Writer said...

Welcome home, Miss M :o)

Jackie said...

AAAAH! I love a happy ending.
(And the 'toe' post has been enjoyed)

peppermintpatcher said...

I know this feeling so well! Tomorrow when you wake up and remember that she is in the house you'll feel it all over again.

bluemountainsmary said...

So happy for you all that MissM is back safe and sound.

blackbird said...

I don't like our children being so far away. Please tell Miss M. that I'd be far more comfortable if she stayed put for a little while, won't you?

Ali Honey said...

Ah, glad she is safely back in the nest.

Ali said...

So now you can exhale a little bit (because us mothers always hold our breath just a little when the chicks are out of the nest).

And now you get to hear all the adventures first hand!

anne bebbington said...

It doesn't matter how big or small they are, how young or old, how near or far they travel, how long or short a time their trip is - there's nothing quite so special as welcoming them back into the nest

pebbledash said...

Happy reunion! And MissM is very lucky MrsM cleaned her room from top to bottom. That's mothers for you!

Poshyarns said...

Expressed beautifully as always. It must be lovely to have Miss M home.

Gina said...

How lovely to have her home. That sounded like me when Joe came back from his travels!

Sarah S. said...

Welcome home MissM. Enjoy your time at home!

MrsM and MrM I am glad she is home safe and sound at last :)

Good luck with the laundry!

kristina said...

Welcome home! I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time catching up with stories and pictures. K x

katydidnot said...

i had this same day on thursday. lovely when everyone is home, no?

driftwood said...

it must be so lovely to have her home, but I bet by now her room is not so spotless!

dottycookie said...

Glad MissM is home, safe and sound!

Curlew Country said...

Home safe and sound, have a wonderful time hearing all about her adventures.
Stephx

BreadBox said...

Welcome home, MissM!

N.