I flew back to Virginia in time for the last party/gathering my parents would throw in their home in Herndon. With some help from Dayle, and a pickup from my sister, we surprised everyone with great success.
For the record, I’m sharing this video with my mom’s permission.
Keeping this a secret was more difficult than I anticipated as I’m so used to sharing a “from the airplane” shot on social media. But it all worked out in the end.