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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Home Sweet Home

Thank you to everyone for your patience with my spotty posting while I was away these past couple of weeks.  A more loyal and supportive group of readers a writer couldn't hope for!

I can't tell you how nice it is to be home.   My flight landed a few minutes before 4:00AM on Friday morning and after only a modest wait for my bags and the short line to clear customs, a waiting car took me on the hour drive to my house in Efrat. 

Stuck to the front door was a handmade 'Welcome Home Abba' sign which Ari and Gili had prepared. 

On the door was also a formidable lock.

Note to self:  In the future, make a note of where you put the house key so that you won't have to dump out the contents of your suitcase, laptop case and carry-on bag in the front yard at 5:45AM in order to gain access to your sleeping house.

Once inside (6:05AM), I got a proper welcome from the only member of the family who was awake at that hour; Jordan the wonder dog!  I stowed my bags out of the way and went around the house looking at my sleeping family.

Ariella and Gilad were snuggled deep under their comforters and each got a soft kiss on the forehead.  Yonah was in his bed doing his impression of a sleeping sky-diver with all his covers having been long-since kicked onto the floor.  I re-covered him and went to snuggle in next to Zahava.   

The last thing I remember before drifting off to sleep was Jordan jumping up onto the foot of my bed and curling up behind my knees... and resting her head on my foot.

In a few hours there would be time for kisses and hugs and lots of gifts to give.  But for now I was back where I belong... safe among those that I love.

Posted by David Bogner on January 28, 2007 | Permalink

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What a wonderful post David. Welcome home. I've lived the same scenes but about 15 years ago. Cherish these days.

Posted by: GB from Calif | Jan 28, 2007 11:53:17 AM

welcome home. Now we can look forward to more regular posting from you!!

Posted by: Rafi G | Jan 28, 2007 1:05:49 PM

Welcome Home...we missed you too!

Posted by: Essie | Jan 28, 2007 3:29:40 PM

Ahh...the blog post equivalent of a "warm fuzzy". Welcome home!

Posted by: RR | Jan 28, 2007 6:20:13 PM

Welcome home

Posted by: Mom | Jan 28, 2007 7:21:21 PM

Welcome home!!!

Posted by: tnspr569 | Jan 28, 2007 7:22:51 PM

I hope your trip was productive. Welcome back, Bogner.

Posted by: Doctor Bean | Jan 29, 2007 4:00:28 AM

Baruch ha-ba. Baruch ha abba, too!

(What a Swedish disco band has to do with you coming back from India, I have no idea...heh...)

Posted by: Elisson | Jan 29, 2007 4:10:30 AM

It's like we always say about trips in our family - "It's good to go and it's good to come back." Glad you're enjoying being back.

Posted by: RaggedyMom | Jan 29, 2007 4:30:00 AM

Welcome back. You were missed.

Posted by: Annie | Jan 29, 2007 7:22:41 AM

Awww, what a sweet post.

Posted by: jaime | Jan 29, 2007 7:06:39 PM

Welcome back home, David!

Shalom,
Maksim-Smelchak.

Posted by: Maksim-Smelchak | Jan 29, 2007 9:55:39 PM

Welcome back, David!

Posted by: Rahel | Jan 30, 2007 12:11:51 AM

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