multifaceted reflections by a woman who only occasionally questions her sanity
That is the best sort of surprise! Enjoy your family!
Oh, how lovely for your entire family to see him! I'm sure your Christmas will be even better now that he is with you :)
My sister lived in Texas when our kids were young (17 or 18 years ago now) and she surprised us by showing up on my doorstep unannounced the week before Christmas. Because I was not expecting her, she was "out of context" somehow and it actually took my brain a full 15 seconds to recognize her. ;)