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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ask and You Shall Receive



Sorry this post has taken so long. I still don't have all the pictures from our homecoming. Obviously I didn't take them, so retrieving them when we all go our separate ways for 2 weeks is tough.


The day started off early. I couldn't sleep, the excitement had the best of me. Mr. Jetplane and a group of 7 others were flying into the airport. They had been delayed getting into country at the beginning of the deployment so they had to stay longer. They flew commercial home so we had a known time they would be arriving.

This is me driving to go pick up my man. I couldn't get there fast enough.




Mr's call sign is Contra (Constantly Transmitting aka never shuts up). I thought it was funnier to make a lil sign like a limo driver picking up someone.



Here are a few of the ladies that made it through the deployment with me. Our squadron color is red.


The wait is intense. Luckily we got through security in time, considering the flight landed about 15 minutes early. A couple of the families didn't make it down to the gate in time.



And here is it...a hug and a kiss 7 months in the making.
I honestly didn't want to let him go.






In true Mr. Jetplane fashion the first thing he says after the hug and kiss is...."Let's eat lunch...I'm starving! Where we going?"


The picture above is my reaction to the question.


We walked back from the gate to a large group from our squadron....hooting and hollering and waving signs. It was wonderful and I started crying. We had made it through. We had made it through.


It was a glorious day! So happy to have my man home. God bless all those who serve this great country. Godspeed to the squadron that replaced ours.


Tbolts Rule!

16 comments:

Sweet Simplicity said...

These pictures bring tears to my eyes. So thankful for his service and for you. Yay for being reunited!

Karren said...

Homecoming pictures always bring tears to my eyes! So glad he made it home safely to you!

Lauren said...

Oh, I just love this!!!!!!!! What a wonderful day!!! :)

Chic Runner said...

I'm SO happy he's back! Congrats on being reunited and making it through deployment. You are so strong and thank you to Contra for his service for our safety!

tootie said...

The pictures are wonderful! And your dress is gorgeous! :)

Flmgodog said...

I am glad he made it home. Enjoy your time together. I hope the others in his squadron als made it home safely!

Anonymous said...

You would think all he wanted for lunch was you....

caknitter said...

AW, such a great homecoming.
Glad the Mr. is home!
I know sometimes you mention your comcerns about your weight on here and on twitter, but I have to say, you are very slim. And, you look lovely in the red dress.

Everyday Adventures said...

Thank you for sharing with us!! Such an amazing moment! Loved your dress you looked fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Very happy for you!!! : ) ~Rachel

Sarah said...

Not gonna lie, I def was crying!! So happy for you!! :) Thanks for sharing!

Amber said...

Yay for you and the hubs to be back together! In a few weeks, we'll be hitting the half way point of our deployment and seeing these pics makes me so excited for that day. Can't wait to be on the downhill slide of it all.

Windy City Kelley's said...

So so happy for you. Enjoy this time together!

Alison said...

Wonderful homecoming pictures! They brought tears to my eyes! Only 5 more months until our mid-tour leave! Then I'll have an entire month before he goes back to Afghanistan for another 5 months. Year-long tours are rough, and he's only been gone two weeks. :( So I'm celebrating yours with you!

Alison said...

Wonderful homecoming pictures! They brought tears to my eyes! Only 5 more months until our mid-tour leave! Then I'll have an entire month before he goes back to Afghanistan for another 5 months. Year-long tours are rough, and he's only been gone two weeks. :( So I'm celebrating yours with you!

Miss Chelsea said...

this made my heart so happy!!!

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