Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Home, Safe, Home.

After a very long year, this boy is back from Iraq. For 9 days he was here, at home not just in the US.
He's not really a boy. He's a man- a handsome, intelligent, funny-to-the-bone, caring and kind man. And, he gives the best hugs. Which is good, because we all had lots of them for him.

Even if he did come home with new tattoos. Oy.

Nine days went far too quickly. They were filled with trips to Ikea, Delia's Chicken Sausage Stand, the shop, baseball games with his dad and brother, family dinners, visiting friends, all the fun stuff. And, of course, playing with Emma. Lots of playing with Emma.

Also, I don't think he should let me give him haircuts before he goes back to the Army any more. Really.

It was hard to say goodbye but at least he's only a couple of hours flight away, not halfway around the world in a terrible place where terrible people do terrible things.
I can breathe now.


The Feathered Nest said...

Oh hon...I'm so glad to see your sweet son HOME!!!!! I know you all must have had such a glorious time together ~ and I'm sure you fed him till his tummy exploded! What a blessing to have him back in the US dear Karin ~ a true blessing!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Pat said...

We have a young girl from our family serving in Iraq right now. My husband and her uncle were active duty during Vietnam. Gosh...how I hate another generation of sending our young people to places like that. Keri is due home in February and we can't wait. I'm glad your son is home safely now.

Whimsey Creations said...

So glad he's home safe and sound Karin. Give him a big hug and tell him how thankful we are for what he does!

wendy said...

So glad your son is home!! Tell him THANK YOU!!!!!

Thimbleanna said...

YIPEE!!!! No wonder you've been absent from here -- what a wonderful reason. I'm so happy he's home safe and sound -- even with his new decorations ;-D. Thanks to ALL of you for his service!!!

Pearl Maple said...

Congrats that is wonderful to have your boy home :)

Nan said...

Good good news, Karin. So happy for you all.