It is wonderful to be together as a family again. We picked Darin up at the airport on Friday, March 8. I asked for a gate pass so we could surprise him. Boy, did we surprise him. We made a huge spectacle of ourselves but it was worth it. We even got a standing ovation from a few onlookers.
Not really our style but it was hard to hide the emotions.
Would have loved to see a military uniform in this picture! Haha!
But Marines are not allowed to travel in uniform.
Also would have loved to be wearing the blue homecoming dress!
But the dress was bought with a warm summer day in mind
and he came home on a rainy winter day instead!
Do you think they missed their dad?
Anyone else notice all those bright blue eyes?
Every. single. one.
This weekend has been quiet and hectic. We are adjusting to being a family again after 6 months apart. The military calls it reintegration and it can be a beast. But we always seem to come back together with relative ease. The hectic comes from my husband's medical appointments. Some of you noticed his arrival was early. He actually wasn't due to come home for another few months. My husband returned early due to a need for medical testing. We went straight from the airport to the hospital. Talk about an awesome homecoming *sarcasm*. There are more appointments scheduled and he will have surgery midweek.
I will continue to share with you throughout the week as this unfolds. As always, thank you for your encouragement and support. I am grateful.