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!)

5 comments:

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 ;)