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My husband has returned from deployment and we have all been so happy!

The week leading up to his return was super hectic.  I had to make sure that everything was right.  My to do list was longer than Santa’s Christmas List.

 

The week before my husband got back, I started showing our son pictures of his Dad on a daily basis. I also showed him videos of his Dad in hopes that it would help the reunion go smoother.

 

I spent several days doing a thorough cleaning of the house.

 

I washed and ironed clothes.

 

I decided that I was going to make my son a t-shirt to wear for his Dad’s return.  I put on it the picture that he and his Dad took together on the day of his Dad’s deployment.

 

My son and I spent the morning of my husband’s return decorating the house.  It was so much fun!  My son was so excited about the decorations, especially the balloons.

 

It was such a beautiful day!  The sun was shining brightly.  It was a perfect expression of my feelings on that day.

 

Words can’t accurately express how I felt when I finally saw my husband.  It was a combination of joy and relief.

 

Joy – Happiness in having my husband and best friend back home.
Relief – That he made it home safely and that my son has his Dad back.

 

After a short briefing and retrieving all of my husband’s bags, we went out to eat.  The rest of the afternoon was spent celebrating Christmas.

 

Remember how I said I spent all that time cleaning?  Well now, just a few days later, the house is junky again, with tons of my husband’s stuff all over the place from his deployment.

 

The hamper is full and smelly.  Boots and camos have taken over the laundry room.

 

But it’s okay.

I’m just glad to have my husband back home, safe, and sound.

 

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  • Eileen January 29, 2010, 10:35 PM

    Welcome home, Sir! 🙂 I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

  • Amber January 23, 2010, 6:36 PM

    I was given an award and am supposed to pass it on. I enjoy your blog and thought of you. SO there is an award on my blog for you.
    post jan 23rd

    Amber

  • Mocha Dad January 23, 2010, 12:14 PM

    I'm also glad that your husband returned home safely. I visited with the troops in Iraq and I'm proud of the way they serve our country.

  • Budgets are the New Black January 23, 2010, 8:03 AM

    I can't even imagine how wonderful it is for you right now, the relief and the high of all being together again.

    Oh, wait. I can! 😉

    I haven't actually come to your blog itself lately — I like what you've done with the design.
    Jolyn

  • Kathryn January 20, 2010, 1:22 PM

    "So sorry to hear about your grandfather. That is a very stressful situation, but I'm praying that God will work out everything for you.
    I'm also going to be doing Dave Ramsey's FPU. As a matter of fact, my husband and I just started it and I will be doing a little bit of blogging about it."

    Thanks, I appreciate it! Looking forward to reading about what you have to say about the class, I also plan on blogging about it a bit more.

    So glad your husband is home!! Enjoy your time with him!!

  • Amber January 19, 2010, 10:59 PM

    Sound like you had the perfect day. Glad he made it home safe.

  • quietspirit January 19, 2010, 7:06 PM

    You have the right priorities. Your husband is home. Your son has his daddy.

    God bless you.

  • Christian Mommy Writer January 19, 2010, 1:18 PM

    Thanks Julie!

  • Julie the Army Wife January 19, 2010, 8:33 AM

    I am so happy for you!

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