He got in at around 12 midnight on Sunday. I dragged Lola out of bed around 10, and got her dressed in a cute little outfit I got. Could you just die? She was such a trooper.
We waited & waited for the busses to arrive. A band played music we all cheered.
Finally the busses got there & everyone went nuts.The troops all marched onto the field from behind the trees.
See him back there? He's the one holding the flag.
Then they marched up & got in to formation. The Col. said a few words, completing their mission. And then they released them. We couldn't find him for a few minutes, but finally, there he was.
And it felt so wonderful, to have my husband home.
His first look at Lola...
And a family picture...
I am so happy for this year long deployment to finally be over. My husband is such an amazing person, and I am so proud of him.
I wont lie, I had some worries as to how the whole transition was going to work. I was unsure how he would feel, coming home to an almost 8 month old baby. But it all went so smooth. Lola knew her Daddy's voice from Skype and was so happy to see him in person. And John fell right into being a Daddy. The way he is with her just melts my heart.
So here we are, 1 week later & life is just perfect. When you are forced to deal with such a tough situation, and you make it through, you really take nothing for granted anymore. John & I are so thankful to be able to enjoy even the smallest of things together. It is awesome to be able to share Lola with him.
And we are just loving our little family of 3 :)