"I'm so sorry I couldn't be there to meet you Mom!"
"I understand Sweetie...you have a very important job....your husband picked me up and he's helping me get settled! We'll have plenty of time together before I leave to visit your Aunt Rose!"
"Okay Mom...I'll be home soon...just make yourself at home....help yourself to anything you want and we'll have a nice dinner when I get home....he's a very good cook!!!"
"Maybe we'll order in Sweetie...I might be keeping him busy this afternoon!"
"I'll see you later Sweetie....he's waiting to help me put something away!"