Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Warning! This post is photo heavy.... lots of homecoming photos!

The day he came home I felt so overwhelmed, nervous, anxious, excited, and I freaked out just a little (which is not normal for me--way out of my comfort zone). I had those little butterflies all day long. It felt like a long day, but nothing in comparison to 10 months of waiting... though hours dragged by.
The plane landed! Then they all walked past us. That's when it hit me, that he was really home.
You could feel the energy and excitement in the room. They came marching with smoke and music which makes it really entertaining. Here are a glimpse of the best day! Welcome home J!

chester Chester the brigade bulldog

Waiting to see the plane

daddy's plane
We see the plane!

he's home
Such a good feeling to know that they are home.

the plane has landed
the plane has landed!!

watching the plane
hoping he can see my sign.

the plane
hello beautiful plane

looking for him


got a smile

and a wavy!

and a side look

then we get his really excited face. Haha!

this is where I get tears

waiting so so close
more waiting

smoke & lights!
smoke, music, lights!

marching in

the hug/kiss
a few words then they are released and we get that hug and kiss.

we all have waited so long for this moment

best felling ever! Relieved, happy, complete, excited, and perfect!


He is finally home! We made it! He was gone about 10 months. In that 10 months I learned a lot about myself. I know one thing for sure, it puts so many things into perspective for me. Knowing that the little things do not really matter. There are so many lessons learned through experiences like this.
I am thankful to those who helped me through some of the tougher times.

Thank you to Katie Collins for taking these photos for me and being there for us!

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Katie said...

I love this post. So glad to see you happy & your family reunited! Now I just can't wait until you are back in GA!

Karen said...

Thank you Erin for sharing this with all of us. These pics have got the tears going but they are happy ones. I am so glad he is home. Thank you God for answered prayers.


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