• 15th December
    2011
  • 15
Last weekend the long 7 month countdown for my brother-in-law to return from deployment finally ended! 
Have you ever seen the movie Love Actually? The scenes where loved ones are reuniting at the airport always touch me. Well imagine that but set at a pier full of family and friends who have not seen each other for at least 7 months. There were some who had never even met their father because they were born during the deployment. It was so sweet to see the new moms get into the VIP line for “First Kisses” as their sailors descended the ship. Everywhere you looked, you could find anxious faces searching for their loved ones in the crowd and the sense of relief and happiness as they were reunited in that first hug and kiss. You could feel nothing but happiness and love on that pier.
Furthermore, I certainly felt the gratitude. How lucky for us that our loved ones got to come home just in time for Christmas. How lucky that their deployment was a safe one. How lucky to have someone to wait for you at the end of that pier. Also, how thankful am I that someone was willing to sacrifice and put on hold their own life in order to protect mine? 
Thank you to every single member of the military that has taken on this huge commitment. My father did it and as a Navy wife, my mother also took on that commitment. Imagine how hard it is to raise a family. Then add the commitment to serving the military and being uprooted anytime and any place while trying to give your family a sense of stability. I am so proud of our troops and our military families all over the world. What with the news of the war ending today, I’m just hoping soon that all our families will be united for Christmas this year. I know it’s cheesy, but whenever you get the chance, I hope you thank the ones who serve our country whenever you see them.

Last weekend the long 7 month countdown for my brother-in-law to return from deployment finally ended! 

Have you ever seen the movie Love Actually? The scenes where loved ones are reuniting at the airport always touch me. Well imagine that but set at a pier full of family and friends who have not seen each other for at least 7 months. There were some who had never even met their father because they were born during the deployment. It was so sweet to see the new moms get into the VIP line for “First Kisses” as their sailors descended the ship. Everywhere you looked, you could find anxious faces searching for their loved ones in the crowd and the sense of relief and happiness as they were reunited in that first hug and kiss. You could feel nothing but happiness and love on that pier.

Furthermore, I certainly felt the gratitude. How lucky for us that our loved ones got to come home just in time for Christmas. How lucky that their deployment was a safe one. How lucky to have someone to wait for you at the end of that pier. Also, how thankful am I that someone was willing to sacrifice and put on hold their own life in order to protect mine? 

Thank you to every single member of the military that has taken on this huge commitment. My father did it and as a Navy wife, my mother also took on that commitment. Imagine how hard it is to raise a family. Then add the commitment to serving the military and being uprooted anytime and any place while trying to give your family a sense of stability. I am so proud of our troops and our military families all over the world. What with the news of the war ending today, I’m just hoping soon that all our families will be united for Christmas this year. I know it’s cheesy, but whenever you get the chance, I hope you thank the ones who serve our country whenever you see them.

  1. chantelclaus reblogged this from jaget and added:
    Chantel: Pictures like this make my heart melt…. for those individuals and their families who sacrifice so much for this...
  2. jaget reblogged this from sushionthebarbie and added:
    Jaget: I am so grateful for your brother-in-law and the rest of the brave men and women that defend our country. May God...
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