Exit 8

We’re on the road headed to NC for a two-week vacation. Our daughter and her family (who lives in another state) is also on vacation this week. We happened to be texting when we realized we were both coming to Hardeeville, SC, at the same time.

So…we made plans to meet at the McDonalds without telling the kids. Believe it or not we arrived within 5 minutes of each other, and it was totally unplanned.

The look on the kids’ faces was so worth it!! There’s nothing like the surprise greetings from children. Their hugs are tighter and their smiles so genuine.

I’m enjoying the afterglow of the brief time we had. I saw Stella’s three new teeth, Norah’s new kitty, Bradley’s sweet smile and Mommy and Daddy’s new wheels. It was a fun, memorable pit stop.

Question #12 – When was a time you remember surprising someone or being surprised yourself?



16 thoughts on “Exit 8

  1. Debi,
    What a sweet story! It put a smile on my face as I read it to the end. Last time I surprised someone was when my son told me something he expected me not to like and I surprised him by laughing out loud…totally caught him off guard. I find as my sons (ages 22 and 25) grow, I like sharing unexpected sides of myself.

    Thanks for the smile!

    Lynn Spiro

    • Lynn,
      You are so right about doing things to totally catch our kids off guard. I love your idea. Thank you for commenting. I’m glad you enjoyed my little surprise. I sure did! Can you tell?

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