Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Homecoming Happiness

After 321 days of being apart my husband is finally home!  He has been home for almost three weeks already & I am definitely over due for a homecoming post! I can't believe how fast this month has gone & that next week his leave will be over & we'll both be headed back to work. Time really does fly when you're having fun. ♥

The whole week leading up to his return I was in a state of disbelief. He had been gone almost an entire year and I just couldn't grasp the concept that in a few short days I would have my husband back again. I wasn't as nervous or stressed as the first deployment. It really didn't hit me until the morning of when Sarah and I were driving to the base and I started to get those infamous butterflies that make you feel like your about to be sick. It was cold and windy when we got there but the sun was shining and it was definitely a beautiful day!

I thought I'd share a few photos from that very special day. I hope you enjoy! :o)
This was the homecoming sign I made for my sailor. He loved it! 
Here's the ship when we could finally start to see it pull in. Probably one of the best things I've ever seen in my life. ♥
Here's Sarah and I all smiles while they are slowly getting closer! :)
At this point I was so anxious for them to hurry up and finish pulling in! Lol
I was waiting very impatiently if you couldn't tell. ;)
And finally they started to moor the ship and I knew it wasn't much longer. ♥
To my surprise my hubby was one of the first to get off the ship since he won Blue Jacket of the year.
Here's our first hug :)
And of course the kiss♥ I waited 11 months for that kiss & it was worth every moment!
I couldn't be happier to have the love of my life home safe & sound again.

Although the obstacles we faced over the last year often seemed insurmountable I am proud & thankful to say we survived our 2nd deployment (and a hell of a long one at that!). I couldn't have done it without God, my family, friends, bloggy loves & of course that man of mine. I have grown so much stronger over the last year and learned so much about myself and love in general. No matter how hard things are when you love someone and are willing to keep going you can get through anything.