I have written before about our beautiful Indianapolis airport. While I waited to greet my husband at the gate after his long trip home from Singapore, I couldn't help but take some pictures of this beautiful sight.
I think airports are very exciting places! I love to watch others anxiously wait for their people to come through the gate. I see mothers with their newborn babies coming to visit grandparents, soldiers coming home on leave to their sweethearts and business men and women coming home from a busy business week.
Last night there was the most interesting group of people waiting for their special someone to come through the gate. It was a large crowd of families, somehow connected. One lady was holding a sign with an unfamiliar name on it and there were children playfully running around to pass the time. Who was the special someone they were waiting for, I thought? Was it a movie star? A famous athlete? Soldiers? Do you sometimes wonder about people like this when you are out somewhere? Are you nosey like me?
Finally I heard a cheer as a man and woman came through holding a little baby girl. The nurse in me thought, did the little girl have a special medical treatment and they were happy to see her come home? I still had questions. So I wandered among the group and asked one of the men what was going on. He said his brother and wife are just coming home from adopting a baby girl from another country. After finding that out I congratulated him and joined in the happiness - there was so much love in that big space and it was a pleasure to see it.
I was so caught up in the joy that I missed my husband coming through the gate. I waited and waited and finally checked my phone and saw a text from him saying "Where are you?" He was waiting in front of our favorite restaurant where we were to have dinner. We could see each other from across the lobby. In front of the restaurant I felt like an excited child as I began to tell what I had just observed. He interrupted my story (I know it was due to the jet lag - he never interrupts otherwise LOL) and said, "Oh, I think a little baby girl was adopted." I couldn't help but laugh at how much trouble I went through trying to find that out! I remembered the sign with the sweet little name on it - I wish I could remember what it was now.