A few months ago I get a call from my son-in-law Jeff. He had a brilliant idea and wanted to see if I were up for it. He wanted to surprise Steph by flying me to Oregon for their 15th Wedding Anniversary, to stay with the kids while he takes Steph away for a day or two. I told him it looked promising, but I would check with work first to see if I could get away. It didn't take long to decide that I would be crazy not to go, so I called him back (at his work office, in case Steph saw that I called on his cell phone), to tell him I was on board. He was going to tell her the day before I was expected to arrive. He was going to have her pick me up from the airport.
The plans were in the making and my trip was booked. Now, I had the job of keeping the secret. I tried not to tell too many people, just in case it were to slip. I was very proud of myself for keeping the secret. So....Steph calls me Saturday morning while on her Produce run to pick up her produce basket. She was so excited.....while on their morning walk at the ocean, Jeff told her the surprise. He knew she would want time to plan for me coming and for their get away.
I think she was also surprised that I kept the secret.
I miss them in the worse way, so I am so grateful to Jeff for this opportunity to come for a visit. I am sure I will be cooking all of the kids favorites and playing many card games with Ivy...and Barbies. Who knows, they all might teach me to play poker. I will even get to see Carter at dress rehearsal for his next play. I am really looking forward to this trip. Ocean, here I come!!!!