Friday, October 31, 2008

Welcome home!

Right now, as I type this, my husband is sleeping the bedroom. Normally not something to write about, but when your husband has just returned from a 14 month deployment to Iraq, it is not only something to write about, but something to celebrate! I wish I had the words to describe how happy I feel! After being separated for such a long time, it seems a bit surreal that he is actually home. I keep thinking that he is going to leave in a couple of days to go back. But he's not! He's here to stay!

I am so proud of my husband and what he has done. He is truly my hero. He has served his country well. He has done what thousands have done before him and are still doing. I have always had a great respect for the men and women of the military and since my marriage to a soldier, that respect has grown. I admire the men and women who willing put themselves in harm's way, day after day. (Look for a blog about this in a week or so)

Husband and I have always talked about how extremely blessed we were during this tour of duty. Husband was able to phone my on a daily basis, and email me regularly. I was able to send packages to him and he would get them in a relatively short amount of time. I feel so lucky that Husband was on a Base that enable him to have access to communication.

I am especially grateful to God for keeping Husband safe from harm. Everyday I would pray for his safety, but realized that he was in a war and I was acutely aware of the dangers that were around him. Thankfully, he was very safe, and he was able to come home to me.

Below is a picture of one of the best sights in the world to an army wife: her husband's boots in the middle of the floor after a deployment!


Jocelyn said...

Wahoo! I'm so glad he's back Safe and Sound! I have a lot of friends and family in the military, I've seen first hand the strees their wives/ husbands have gone through. So happy you guys are together again. Enjoy every minute! even the dirty boots in the middle of the floor!

Roeckers said...

Glad he is home!
ISn't it funny how deployment makes one live for those phone calls, those emails each day. Your Life and schedule seem to revolve around them.
I still find comfort in seeing those boots every night in the middle of the floor where he lays out his entire uniform before going to bed.
Welcome home RYAN!
Happy Honeymooning!! ;P

Ambler Four said...

Congrats! Welcome home Ryan and thanks for serving our country!!

SongbirdMama said...

Glad to hear he's home safe and sound. My love and gratitude to both of you for what you have done for this country and the people who live here.

Karen said...

Yay!!!! Woo Hoo! I don't know Ryan, but am so glad for you Michelle that he is finally home safe and sound. I agree..he is a hero! All the men and women in uniform fighting for freedom are. Congrats and have a great time!