It was pure heaven I tell ya.
When it was time to go to the airport I told her that we should go try something new and watch the airplanes take off at the airport. She was so excited. We even made a sign for the airplanes to see. Which actually read 'Welcome home daddy!'
We left a little early to get there on time and unfortunately it was the same time all the school buses were dropping off the kids from school so we got stuck in our neighborhood for a good 15 minutes. Jordon's flight also landed early so when we finally got to the airport we were walking into the entrance and as we were walking in Jordon was walking right past it so we basically ran into each other. He saw Ellie first and hurried and scooped her up. Ellie had no idea what was going on and had a face like 'who the heck is this guy that just picked me up?!' After a second of staring at his face Ellie says, "Daddy! What the heck are you doing here?!"
Nolah wasn't to sure about him. But we didn't exactly ease her into it. We went home so the hubbs could take a nice long shower and then just had some snuggley family time.
They let you keep them just long enough to get use to them being around before they take them back again. Thankfully I anticipated it being hard on me and planned to leave for Utah 3 days after he left so I didn't exactly have time to sit and think about it. The ache was still there for sure. I just never gave myself the chance to let it over come me.