Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Home for the holidays December 20, 2013

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THREE MONTHS HAVE PASSED since these shoes rested on this rug in my kitchen.

Late Wednesday evening my 19-year-old son arrived home from Boston for the holidays and a month-long break from college.

I am one happy mama.

© Copyright 2013 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


39 Responses to “Home for the holidays”

  1. I have a similar pair of shoes on my rug, back from his first semester at college. Enjoy!

  2. Jackie Says:

    BEST Christmas present a mama can ask for! Enjoy your boy Audrey, I’m giddy with happiness for you. Glad he arrived safely!

  3. treadlemusic Says:

    Yay!!!! For family gatherings!!!!! Blessings from my ‘nest’ to yours!!!!!!

  4. Happy Holidays to you and yours Audrey!

  5. Perfect post! 🙂 Merry Christmas, my friend! Enjoy your time together!

  6. I love that photo! Merry Christmas, Audrey. I hope you and your family have a wonderful time together. I totally get the happy mama feeling. 🙂

  7. I am sure you are HAPPY to have him home – SPOIL him while you have him:)

  8. Dorothy Bowman Says:

    Have a Merry Christmas! Is always different when the family is in different areas of the country. Robin and I will spend Christmas here in AR. Saw Grant for Thanksgiving and my leg is not up for travel to NJ.

  9. hotlyspiced Says:

    I love how the shoes are left right where everyone can trip over them – it’s the same story here and screams of a home filled with family. How lovely to have your big boy home. I’m sure you’ll have many precious times with him xx

    • I’m just as guilty as anyone else about leaving my shoes on the rug. But I like your take on it.

      I certainly will enjoy the weeks he is home. The girls and the son-in-law will be here in a few hours to celebrate Christmas.

  10. Yeah!!! Family is so important. Enjoy!

    • Just returned from a weekend in southwestern Minnesota with extended family. Had a great time. My girls were both here Friday evening, but are now in California and headed back to eastern Wisconsin, respectively. I have the son for a few more weeks.

  11. Beth Ann Says:

    Somehow I missed this post–not sure how but it must have been with the traveling. I am one happy mama, also. Micah got in last night, ate some leftover pork roast, sat on the couch about half an hour and went to bed. I think he is exhausted but it is wonderful to have both boys together and here with us at Aaron’s. There is nothing that makes my heart happier than to be with my 3 men. Blessings to you!

  12. Have a wonderful holiday with your family!
    My brother-in-law and sweet niece flew in from Boston–maybe they were on the same flight!

    • Caleb arrived Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. on Southwest, starting in Boston with a connecting flight in Milwaukee. Flights were delayed out of Boston because of snowy weather there. He would have missed his connecting flight to Mpls had they not delayed that. I was grateful.

      We’ve already had our family Christmas gathering. The girls are gone already, one off to California and the other back home to northeastern Wisconsin.

      Have a joyful Christmas with your family, Stacey!

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