Looks pretty happy, doesn't she?
That's because she just got her husband back from deployment. I wasn't there for his arrival--it was at 4:30a.m.--but when I saw this photo of the family reunion...
|One happy family!!|
Seriously, the longest night ever! He was suppose to be in at 12:10 am. We arrived, in the horrid downpour, at the hanger at 12, and the plane had just diverted to Hokkaido. We were told not to expect them for 12 hours. So we went home and everyone gets to bed by 1:00. Then I get a phone call at 3:30 saying they are expected to land in 30 minutes. I wake the kids back up, load up, and arrive back at the hangar at 4:00 am. He finally comes in around 4:30 and life is good again.
The best part though, was telling the kids that we were going to pick up Dad. I didn't tell them until it was time to go. I explained everything to A as I was dressing her. While I was doing her hair she says, "Mom, why are you putting things in my hair? I can't lay down then." I told her, again, we were going to pick up daddy. She was finally awake enough that it registered and she got the biggest grin and started to cry. P, he was up and dressed, grinning from ear to ear, before I closed his door. I am so glad things worked out!Cory was gone for 230 days. Encompassing the earthquake and all of the aftermath. Women who survive husband deployments are already my hero's. The women who survived THIS deployment should be sainted.
Welcome home, Cory!
Happy Memorial Day, Everyone!
A few more happy homecomings HERE and HERE!