Will waited inside the airport and I was SO excited to see him and to do the surprise.
Sara fell asleep, so we were super quiet going into the house. I rubbed her arm gently and whispered in her ear "Happy Birthday!" She just looked at me wondering if it was a dream. She hugged me a minute later. It was the kind of hug where you are both shaking because you are crying tears of joy. It felt SO good to hug such a good friend.
That night, it just rained and rained. In this part of the country, they REALLY need the rain, so it was a welcome surprise. I was just truly grateful it wasn't 103 degree (which is was 3 days straight a few days before i flew out.)
Here is the view from their driveway:
Another part of this surprise was that I had arranged to bring Sara to the Lubbock temple. This is a smaller temple, so you can't rent clothing. There are only about 8 sessions a week and you have to have an appointment. One of her friends, Tamara, lent me her clothing, to which I was really grateful.
We had a lady from the session take our picture (who was running 5 minutes late to work). I don't know who you are, but thank you, thank you for capturing this moment at the doors of such a beautiful temple!
Raining cats and dogs
On the way back home, we saw this fun sign:
Trying on Myah's sunglasses
AND, there was road construction. On the way there, there were a lot of muddy holes, making it a little dangerous. We almost also got in a wreck, but the semi truck in front saved us all!!!
Dinner was amazing and fabulous. Thanks Will for taking care of dinner for us!!!