Thursday, August 19, 2010

What a Difference a Year Makes

One year ago today my husband returned from a year long deployment to Iraq. He should have been home a year ago, yesterday. But we know how the Army operates on their own schedule, with no regard to what I may want. Jerks. HA!

That was one of the most special days. It was hands-down the best day of my life, to date. (yes, this includes our wedding day) I've never experienced such a variety of emotions all at once like that. Relief, nervousness, excitement, anxiousness... patience was no where in my hodgepodge of emotion, sadly. I mean seriously if only patience was the normal, given emotion for that situation. Because you know we're on the Army's time here. Nothing happened on time, it was always "just a little while longer". It wasn't as poorly organized as my Brother-in-laws redeployment ceremony but it definitely wasn't good times.

I was so lucky to have my family around though. I don't know what I would have done all day if I didn't have my Mother and Father-in-law to keep me occupied and LB to visit in the hospital that day.

Today, even though my husband has been in the field for most of the last 3 months I am still grateful that he's home.

(don't forget to enter my giveaway gals!! Closes the 22nd!)


ens said...

the day my fiance came home was probably the best day of my life too. And, like you, i was so grateful to have my family there :)

Mrs. B said...

yes! you did visit me in the hospital....even though I was completely out of it I still remember how pretty you looked!

Erin said...

I agree that that day rivals my wedding day! I think the birth of M is still the best day every, but homecomings are a close second!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Glad you guys are together!! Yay!

hmb said...

Haha I remember LB calling totell me that you visited and you were all decked out in your homecoming gear ;)