Saturday, November 21, 2009

Welcome Home Daddy!

I've been rather quiet on the blog front for a while. I didn't feel the need to broadcast that Dan has been gone for 8 weeks. 8 long weeks of military training in Biloxi. We are happy to say that daddy is home now and we couldn't be happier.

It's the longest that Dan and I have been apart since the day we met over 10 years ago.

We made signs for daddy and did crafts this morning to help time pass by. We got to the airport with perfect timing and managed to get situated and wait only minutes before Dan walked through the gate. The boys were so happy it brought tears to my eyes.

I think the person happiest to see Dan was Molly. We kind of knew this to be the case. As soon as she got into his arms she got a huge goofy grin and repeatedly stroked his cheek and face and pulled him close. I could've watched it forever.

Katie is even surprisingly very happy to see him. She woke up an hour ago and snuggled in the living room with me. She kept looking at him and looking at me and smiling, like she knows that things are now right again.

I cannot put into words how it feels to have him home. I had apparently adjusted to being incomplete. My soul is full now. My world is perfect. The boys are in hog heaven. The girls are on cloud nine. And I am with my best friend, my husband and I am happy.

1 comment:

Marty, Rhenda and Anna said...

It's very difficult to be away from the one you promised to be with forever. I love how adoring Molly looks in the picture. I could have watched it forever too. Be thankful and appreciative that it was such a short period of time. I can't even imagine those families that have their husband over in Iraq or Afghanistan for more than a year. Ugh..