Saturday, December 24, 2005

BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER

At approximately 10:15 am this morning 4 chartered busses pulled through the South Gate at Camp Shelby with 204 soldiers on board. They first had to turn in their weapons and were then debriefed for approximately 1 hour. At exactly 12:18 p.m. the busses were pulling up at the holding area where they had the family members patiently waiting for their arrival.





We then left Camp Shelby and headed to my parents house two hours away to surprise them. When Michael walked through that door, all I could see were smiles and tears. What a great Christmas present for everyone. I will post more pictures tomorrow when we have had time to get some much needed rest.

MERRY CHRISTMAS...

18 comments:

Kandice said...

those are great pictures! i'm so glad he is home!! and what a big smile on your face stacy..i know this is the best christmas present you could receive!! merry christmas you guys!

Al's Girl said...

This was a great present for me too! Those are wonderful pics - how neat that you were able to meet him like that! I love how all the families are just waiting as the bus pulls up - the opposite of how it was when they left. I can't imagine how good it feels to know that Michael is now home for good!! Enjoy this very wonderful Christmas with your very wonderful son!

yankeemom said...

Awwww! that is soooo wonderful!! Have fun and lots of laughter! Merry Christmas to you all ~

Chevy Rose said...

Between preparations, etc. I've been checking everyone on my bloglist and what a wonderful surprise to see yours this Christmas morning!!! My eyes are spilling over with tears of gratitude for prayers answered.
Have a Merry Christmas and a VERY Happy New Year. Give him a big hug for me too.

Melinda said...

Whoopeeeee!!!!! I was just hopping around the blogosphere not really looking for updates on this day, but I am SO GLAD I stopped by! This makes my day!!!!

The photos bring tears to my eyes and a little swell to my heart. :)

Congrats to you on the best Christmas present I can even fathom.

Thank Michael for our family & enjoy having him home!!!!

~K said...

Michael...
WELCOME HOME!!!!!!
(YES!!!)
I can't think of a better Christmas Present. I am so happy to hear of your present Stacy. Damn fine looking man you have standing beside you there. I bet you will sleep like a rock tonight wont ya?
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Not suprised by the motorcycle comment either..lol

Some Soldier's Mom said...

the smiles say it all!!! I know you know how happy I am for the family!

Love to you all!

Call Me Grandma said...

Thank God and I know you had a great Christmas.

~K said...

I come back today and get just as big a smile as the first time.
YES!!!!!
and he is very good looking, Glad your arms are full again Stacy.

dyzgoneby said...

Welcome Home!

Santa was very good to you. What a wonderful Christmas Present.

David M said...

Welcome Home and Merry Christmas!

Andi said...

Well - Merry Christmas. What a gift. Enjoy the reunion.

Opforsoldier said...

Without a doubt the best Christmas present a mom could get. Please tell your son how very Proud we all are of he and his fellow soldiers and that we are glad he is home safely.

Greta (Hooah Wife) said...

I am soooo thrilled for all of you! The best gift ever!

Crazy Politico said...

Yahoo! Glad he is back and safe. Enjoy your time together!

Wayne's Mom said...

The best comment we got went like this:
WOOOOOO Flippin' HOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Beautiful smiles!! Thanks for sharing your year with us.

David said...

Welcome Home! Your service and sacrifice is an inspiration to Americans.

Best in 2006!

OUTSTANDING1

Jen said...

Welcome home Michael! I'm so glad this Christmas was such a fantastic one for all of you!



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