Safe, and well hugged by his mother, for two, no three days. Verifiably healthy and whole. The best gift.
And he brought his dear friend. Makes it easier to say goodbye again.
What did we do? We watched movies that Pat brought (District 9, Up (which I loved!), and Lost season 5) we ate too much, he read and rested, we talked and opened presents, we looked at phone photos of his kitten, we went out to dinner at his favorite Italian restaurant with Tony and the girls, Mom took his picture, we hugged goodbye.