August 24, 2009

Welcome Home

Our neighbor, Kent, was given a warm welcome back to Mt. Pleasant on Saturday afternoon. We have not seen him since our visit in late June, so the boys were very excited at his return home. One of our neighbors suggested that we all decorate our yards and mailboxes. I wish I had pictures of the whole road because it was really neat. Here is the sign that was in our yard:
Here is a super cool sign that was in his yard.

Neat cakeThis is the boys' reaction at seeing him drive into the driveway. Zachary was clapping with excitement.
He seemed overwhelmed, but also thrilled to see a big crowd in his driveway.
He kept the biggest smile on his face...
The boys were tongue tied after all the anticipation, but they have gone back to visit him without the crowd (and I'm sure talked his ears off!).
We are happy to have him back in town and looking forward to his next step of recovery. His spirit remains strong and he is an inspiration to Brandon and I, our kids, and so many others.
Welcome Home, Kent!

5 comments:

Mandy said...

That's awesome!

JMom said...

What a great thing for your boys to be a part of! I popped in to tell you thanks for the potty talk idea. I have that rule, but have never gone the potty time out route. I like it!

KK said...

So very thankful his homecoming party went well! I'm sure the boys are thrilled to have their favorite neighbor back at home.
Continue to pray for his complete recovery,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

sarah watson said...

Welcome home Kent! We had a friend burned (30%) of his body...his arms, chest and face. He loves what theologians call the 50:20 rule (Gen. 50:20)...But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. Henry Blackaby, who wrote the commentary in my Bible, says, 'when you face difficult circumstances do not grow discouraged, but always look at your situation from God's perspective. Allow Him to take painful events and use them for His good. I'm so happy his spirits are good and will pray they stay that way.

In His Army said...

Praise the Lord!!!! I know he must be so happy to be home! What an awesome guy!