Tuesday, August 09, 2005

WHAT A SURPRISE...

YES, MY SOLDIER ARRIVED TODAY. I WILL TAKE HIM WHENEVER, EVEN IF HE IS HOME TWO DAYS EARLIER THAN EXPECTED. WHEN THAT PHONE RANG, I WAS JUST EXPECTING HIM TO TELL ME THAT HE WAS IN IRELAND, BUT OH NO, HE WAS IN DALLAS. HE WAS BORDING THE PLANE FOR JACKSON. OH MY GOSH...I HAD LESS THAN ONE HOUR TO GET TO THE AIRPORT. I WAS FREAKING OUT. I WAS NOT READY FOR HIM AT HOME. I RUSHED OUT OF THE OFFICE, AND HEADED TO THE AIRPORT, TO LEARN THAT THE FLIGHT HAD BEEN DELAYED UNTIL 1215...

THERE WERE 16 SOLDIERS ON THIS FLIGHT. OUT OF THE 16, THERE WAS ONLY MYSELF AND THE COL.'S WIFE THERE TO GREET THEM. THEY HAD NO TIME IN KUWAIT OR IRELAND TO GIVE ANY WARNING THAT THEY WERE HEADED HOME.

I HAD ABSOLUTELY NO TIME WHATSOEVER TO CALL AND LET ANYBODY KNOW THAT HE WAS ARRIVING. I CALLED HOME TO LET MARCUS KNOW THAT HE WAS ARRIVING, AND HE HAD WORKED ALL NIGHT, SO I WOKE HIM UP. HE DECIDED THAT HE WOULD NOT TRY TO MAKE IT TO THE AIRPORT, INSTEAD HE WOULD PREPARE FOR THE HOMECOMMING. THE ONLY THING I HAD LEFT TO DO WAS HANG THE WELCOME HOME BANNER.

SO FOR NOW, THIS IS ALL I HAVE TIME FOR. I WILL POST MORE TOMORROW. I PROMISE. I ALREADY HAVE TONS OF PICTURES, AND HE HAS ONLY BEEN HOME FOR LIKE 4 HOURS.

MORE HOMECOMING PICTURES

25 comments:

BetsyB. said...

Stacy,
I am so glad he is home...my prayers have been answered.
Tears are flowing right now..I'm remembering last week when my Michael walked into my arms and how wonderful it was.
Enjoy your son and know that we are thrilled he is home. Love to all....

xmanswife said...

!! This entry gave me goodbumps and made me want to cry! I am SO happy that you have your soldier home. Baby that man!

Call Me Grandma said...

Oh Stacy, boy can you keep a secret. I would of had it blabbed all over the net if it was Dan coming home. I am grinning from ear to ear and I got that lump in my throat. You lucky lady. Hug and kiss him and thank him from me. Thank God he is home. Enjoy your boy and tell us all about it when you get a chance. God bless you and yours.

~K said...

WOW, I too have tears.
"Michael Home." What wonderful news. I can barley see my words for the tears are flowing. Stacy give that beautiful child hugs and kisses from me as well. This picture you posted radiates the emotions. I am so happy for you.
Tell him how thankful I am to him for being such the American he is. Let him know how important his Mom has become to me and many others.
Beautiful Stacy, Beautiful.
Thank you Lord!!!!

Some Soldier's Mom said...

see, stacy -- I didn't tell anyone!!! oh, give that soldier one big hug from this army mom... just 'cause... I have to go now... I have something in my eye...

Shelley said...

How wonderful!! Is he home for good, or home for R/R?? I recall this past May when David surprised us as well....called from Dallas airport.."pick me up at DIA at 11:30". We had him home for two glorious weeks.

Enjoy your time with your son....I just love the pic of you two...it brought tears to my eyes.

God Bless our Troops!

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Erik Holtan said...

Cool, I hope you have a great R@R!

April M. Shah said...

CONGRATS!! I am so happy for you! It must be so wonderful having him home at last.I can't wait until my sister comes home from Iraq. I am surprised, like many others, that you were able to not say anything about his homecoming until now. My sister isn't coming home until November and I have told everyone about it. Well enjoy him being home! I am soooooooooooo happy for you! And for him!

opforsoldier said...

OUTSTANDING! I am glad that he is able to get some time down and come home.

Greta (Hooah Wife) said...

I'm sure the soldiers are so glad to be home - they would just as well surprise their loved ones. My hubby surprised me a month early - I guess I have forgiven him by now. Have a wonderful reunion. Thanks to Michael for his service and you for all your support! Hooah!

Beast7 said...

Welcome home Soldier and congratulations, Mom!

Thanks for both of your service to the greatest country on the planet.

Hooah!

Beast7

Karens Korner said...

Oooh ....tears...how wonderful!
welcome home! and God Bless you all...

Wayne's Mom said...

Oh, WOW! Yes, I cried for you, too. I'll see what I can find out for you about the group in Dallas. Can't wait to see more of your pictures. Enjoy, Honey.

Katy said...

yeah!!!! No wonder you are having a great day. I would say great is probably a total understatement. Tell him please how much I appreciate all he has been doing, will do, and all the sacrifices that comes along with that. Hugs and kisses to you sweet cheeks!;)

Melinda said...

Okay, you were right! Big, happy tears for you & your son. :) This is fantastic! I usually don't go for surprises, but this is one I'd take any day of the week!

Enjoy your time together!

~K said...

Love them Picutres, and never say sorry for happy tears. You looked very excited beautiful lady.

Cam said...

Wow. This entry made me cry. I could feel your emotion and just how amazing this reunion must have been. Congratulations. I am so very happy for you.

:)

~*~ Deanne ~*~ said...

Stacy,

Wow.. when you said you had a good day you meant it.. When I read the post I just cried and cried! I am so HAPPY for you. I know his homecoming must have just been so emotional for all of you. I really loved the pic of him and your husband in the driveway!!

Please tell Michael that Deanne in Alabama said hello and thank you for his service to our country!

Ohhh I can't wait for my soldier to be home in Dec for his R&R!!

Love ya
Lots of Hugs!!!!
Deanne

APE said...

Yeah!!!!! My hubby comes home in two days and I'm bitting at the bit. I'm so happy for you I think I'm going to cry now. Enjoy your time togther.

April

Karens Korner said...

Missing you posts but I am so happy for you!
{{{HUGS}}}

seeingdouble said...

Congrats and WELCOME HOME!! Hooah!



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