Entertainment TV Savannah Guthrie Reunites with Mom and Sister After 16 Months Apart: 'A Prayer of Gratitude' "I needed to hug my mom, and I’m really grateful for the chance," Savannah Guthrie said during Monday's Today show broadcast By Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE since 2016. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 29, 2021 09:47 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Savannah Guthrie and her mother. Photo: Savannah Guthrie Instagram Savannah Guthrie is reunited with her mom and sister — and it feels so good. The Today show co-anchor, 49, expressed her joy on Instagram over the weekend, explaining that she recently got to see her family members again in person for the first time in almost a year and a half due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Been waiting for this moment for 16 long months. Together again," Guthrie wrote alongside smiley photos of herself with her mom and sister. "I am marveling and lifting a prayer of gratitude for the scientists and researchers who made it possible." Many of her Today colleagues chimed in with their excitement for her in the comments section of the post. Wrote Siri Daly, "I'm so happy for you, my friend. Give your family our love!" "I love this❤️❤️❤️❤️," said Jenna Bush Hager, while Al Roker wrote, "That. Is. The. Best." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Savannah Guthrie and her sister. Savannah Guthrie Instagram Mom Reunites with 2-Year-Old Daughter 5 Months After Pandemic Separates Them: "A Miracle" In a follow-up post, Guthrie shared a heartwarming snapshot of her children — son Charles "Charley" Max, 4, and daughter Vale, 6½ — giving a huge hug to their paternal grandmother (the mother of the TV anchor's husband, Michael Feldman). "And on the other side of the country/family — kids get to see their beloved Grammy for the first time 🙏🏻," the journalist and mother of two wrote in her accompanying caption. Guthrie admitted she felt herself getting "a little weepy" as she opened up about the reunion with her family, explaining that her mother is "fully vaccinated now" and that they all followed medical protocols. "I needed to hug my mom, and I'm really grateful for the chance," she said on Monday's Today show episode. RELATED VIDEO: Sister Reunite After 15 Months Apart It has certainly been a celebratory month for Guthrie, who marked her seventh wedding anniversary with Feldman, 52, on March 15. The star shared throwback photos from her nuptials while honoring her husband, whom she married during an intimate gathering outside Guthrie's hometown of Tucson, Arizona. "Where were you 7 years ago today? I was making the best decision of my life. Happy Anniversary, @feldmike 🥰," Guthrie captioned her post. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. For more information or to donate, click here.