Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Nikki is home

Nikki got home last night about 8 p.m. I was never so happy to hug my child.

Nikki and I have been chatting about her trip and the trip she wants to take next year. Next year Nikki wants to go on a five week, five country missions trip!

I was going to spend my day doing all of Nikkis laundry, and then packing up her missions stuff, but Nikki's luggage is lost.

So once it gets her I am sure that it will just smell so good.

Nikki has not been in this country for the Fourth of July in three years. However Nikki did say that she got to see fireworks on the 14th. It seems that the town they were in is also where the communist party has there headquarters. So they were celebrating something on the 14th.

A few days before Nikki left, Nikki's other mom asked me to make a quilt for the missionaries in Nicaragua. So I dug out the material and made a simple quilt for them. Nikki said that the lady just cried, because someone made her something and this person did not even know her.

I was in shock. It was a simple quilt. I make so many quilts every year. I am glad that the quilt I made for them brought them so much joy.

Today I am going to do some stuff around here, and wait on Nikki's luggage to arrive. Rusty is going to take Amber to register for college.

Did I just say that? Our oldest is registering for college. Wow, I did not think she would make it this far. I swear there were time when I was going to strangle her out!

I am going to go spend time with our daughter.

12 comments:

deshelestraci said...

I'm so glad your world travelers are home safe and sound!  I hope the luggage arrives shortly.  What a pain.  Good song choice.  As for you, of course the quilt meant something.  Every quilt is a huge thing!  I love what you do!
Traci

glensfork4 said...

I am so proud of your daughters as well....travelling the world over doing wonderful things.

Enjoy your time together.....hope the luggage comes soon.....

Michele

lsfp1960 said...

Ahhhh Kelli, your empty nest is full again.  Your little chicks are all home.  That must be a good feeling.   Linda in WA

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))You must of been on my mind,I was tellin my Mom about you,how you take in the marines in your home,She thought tht was very special and I was telling Her that your Daughters go on alot of trips and missonarys.Have a nie day.I am glad Nikki is home safe.Mom and I lost our luggae when we went to London,but they found it before we went home.

lv2trnscrb said...

so glad Nikki got home safe and sound; glad the luggage got lost this side of her trip rather than when she was going

great pictures!! loved the shower (not); that's probably the number 1 reason I can't see myself on a mission trip

so glad Amber is registering for college!!! she'll do great I'm sure

its amazing what we think of as a simple gesture (making that quilt) brings such joy to someone else!

give Nikki a hug for me too!

betty

helmswondermom said...

I'm so glad Nikki is home safe and sound.  I hope her luggage gets home soon!
I know what you mean about finding it hard to accept the oldest is starting college!  We're going through that here, too.  It just seems like yesterday they were starting kindergarten, doesn't it?
Lori

lifes2odd said...

So glad Nikki made it home safely. Wonderful photos!!
Martha :-)

beckerb6 said...

I am glad she is home safe.  from the pictures it looks like she had a lot of fun.
I hope you have a great day with your daughter.
Barbara

nelishianatl said...

Home safe and sound.  Come on luggage, show up!  Phew!  It's gonna be ripe!

I know you're happy she's entering college.  Enjoy your time together.  It flies away so fast.

Nelishia
http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/Prayingandbelieving/

springangel235 said...

So happy to see her home...and she looks great...enjoy the time together...hugs and love,
Joyce

gehi6 said...

That is touching that the lady was moved by a quilt you made her.  I think quilts are wonderful gifts because everytime that person sleeps under the quilt there is a warm fuzzy feeling about the quilter.  I know.  My sister has gifted me with several that meant a lot to me.   Gerry  

lurkynat said...

Wow Kelli! That is a beautiful slide show! I am so glad that Nikki is back!
Your quilts are awesome! hugs
natalie