what a sight! the news was there... so cool!
Hi-lites: one gal tried to run across the field in heels, finally kicking them off, when she reached her man, she just dove at him and wrapped her arms around his neck and her legs around his waist, all in a dress, it left no doubt that the fruit of the loom guys were still at her house LMAO! nice thigh high hose though!... she remained that way across the field... the jaws of life could not have pried her loose! oh it was exciting to see... nobody cared how they looked or what was seen when it came time to grab their soldier, including me... I was just happy to see so many happy faces!!!!
I got to see my friend Mike... I had him paged and he was happy someone was there to give him a hug!
now the thing that got to me the most was there was a soldier there with a cane... his group returned today... he showed me his injury and talked of being lucky to be alive and the pain of leaving his band of brothers... it is hard and yet comforting to see a soldier cry... I watched as he sought out each and every one of them and the relief on their faces that he was ok, too was just priceless... that is love at it's finest...something I will never forget!
And this from a soldier's wife T who went with her baby son N... and "R" is one of the other wives that T met on this support site...
I walked into the gym with N. and started crying, like a big goober. Then I sat down, then the band came, then I saw R and yelled, "R!" Then the guy talked, then he said that they were on Ft. Stewart. The whole time my legs were bouncing up and down. Then they came in, and I couldn't find him. Then the guy said that we could get them... R kept N and I took off, in a sea of DCU's... I couldn't find him, then I heard my name T... so I turned around and he was THERE!!! The world stopped for a long time, it was so right. Then R brought N to us, who was crying for his DADDY. He looked up at S with those eyes and went RIGHT TO HIM. It was terrific. Then R and S met, and we left, loaded the car, had to come to the house to get something for one of my soldiers and went to McDonald's and now he's showering... it was so great!! I will remember it forever. Thanks so much everyone, this was a great day/night.
There is no closer family than the families of those deployed...
And we're still counting down for the rest of Our Guys... but they are into the single digits or really close (we think -- since we don't have an actual comfirmation of their dates -- that's against OpSec)... but the Brigade Commander S. said the plan was to have every one of the Brigade home by about mid-month... and you know the Army never changes its mind or changes plans or planes... but DANG it's close!
Even with Noah home, seems I'm still waiting on that phone call that starts, "Hey, Ma!"
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