Sunday, September 24, 2006

They're home!

The welcome home ceremony went great! Remember we're in Germany and at the min. 6 hrs ahead of you in the states and up to 9 hrs on the West coast. The ceremony was over by 6 pm our time. It was wonderful! There was a good amount of us wives who are still waiting for our husband's to return there to show support! Once our Col. got to the building the soldiers were outside the doors waiting to come in! We all cheered for them as loud as we could! The wives and girlfriends and special friends of the returning 4 soldiers were in the front row. One of the soldiers has twin little boys just over a yr old. Another soldier was married, the other two single. To watch those sweet little boys hug their daddy, just I think made us all cry! It's a beautiful thing to watch a home coming and if you're ever privy to experience one I highly suggest it! It's an emotional event, and well worth it.

Afterwards the boys and I talked about how close we are to Daddy coming home and that starting tomorrow we will be marking on a calender the days off until Daddy comes home. We don't know the exact date of when he'll be home, and Jacob at least understands that. It is getting a little exciting we are down to the point that we're looking at just a few small weeks! Oh I can't believe we're almost done this time around!

Sadly I was not able to take any pictures, because I left the camera in the van (thought I tossed it in my purse and didn't. :( Sorry about that. I'm hoping I can get some and if I do I will post them!

God Bless


mikalsgrl said...

:)  !!!!

Oh how wonderful!! and you know, your wonderful words were pictures enough! Oh how truly blessed that this deployment is almost over with.

Welcome home returning soldiers!! and for those that are yet to come home.....continued prayers!!!

*** Not too long to go Christy :) I am VERY proud of you !!!!

sangrialel said...

OH this is so exciting!  You and the boys must be getting crazy excited.  Linda

scotthlori said...

I remember when my older brother came back from the war (Persian Gulf).  The homecoming the army did was SPECTACULAR!!


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am4039 said...

lol well I won't be seeing any pics. but that's exciting. I'm happy the ceremony went great and hope your hubby comes home soon.

leanntepoorten said...

LOL, I can feel YOUR butterflies in my stomach all the way in Minnesota!!! Whatever you do, don't forget to invite the people!!!!!

Keep hanging in there and keep yourself as busy as you can. My continued prayers for a safe homecoming.

And welcome back to those soldiers, a big hug and a huge THANK YOU for all that you do....

grahamfarmga said...

This is exciting news