After months of waiting my sweetheart is finally home! The minute I saw him walking down that air port terminal my eyes filled up with tears I was so happy to see him. With my arms wrapped around him I could feel all the stresses just melt away. Sometime soon, if not already you will know just what I’m talking about. With all the hard and lonely times that had passed just being able to be next to him again made it feel worth it.
Now I know I have mentioned it before but I had a big surprise that I came up with for the day he finally got home. The whole time he was gone he would talk about how he was sad he was missing all the holidays again. For some odd reason every time he would have to deploy it would be during the holidays, and he had missed 4 years in a row. (He has a very low manned job) So this year I really wanted to make his home coming extra special. Along with not being able to being home for the holidays he also missed home cooking. So the day he came back I spent the whole day cooking him a Thanksgiving dinner. Which included; Turkey, Ham, Stuffing, Homemade Mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, croissants, and cranberries. Then I set up the living room to look like Christmas with tree, hanging stocking, and gifts from Santa. For New Years I had Champaign chilling, noise makers, and party hats. To add a little more fun I had set up an alarm clock to go off at what looked like midnight. Along with all that he ended up missing Valentine’s Day by 2 days. So I had gotten him chocolates from the candy store we went to while in San Francisco and a Valentines card. It took me a few days to get it all worked out, but he was so happy to have been able to celebrate the holidays with me even if it was a little late.
I know that right now is considered the “honeymoon” phase after a deployment. I’m not really sure when or if it is going to end. I think I’m going to just enjoy it while it last and worry about any problems when they come up. Many of you are still going through the tough times right now. And I didn’t write this to brag or hurt anyone. I wanted to let you know that the dark times do come to an end. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. If I can make it I know that you can too. Keep your head high; know that you are strong and confident enough not to just stand alone but alongside a soldier.