Our son arrived home as THE last combat troops to leave Iraq.
The Welcome Home ceremony was awesome. It was a very cold and rainy day waiting in the stands at Cooper field. When it was time for our soldier to arrive, we watched the buses pull up on the other side of the field and all we could see were the feet of our soldiers disembarking. Then we all shouted "Move that Bus" and this is what we saw marching across the field after the buses pulled away.
I get teary-eyed just writing about it. And believe me...I couldn't hold back the tears then either. This really was the best Christmas present ever.
For those of you that have a loved one in the military that is deployed and far away from home right now, my heart goes out to you. I hope your soldier arrives home to you safe and sound...as soon as possible.
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones wherever they may be!