March 09, 2005
When they finally released the soldiers -- and I swear Red 6's ceremony was far shorter than my husband's -- I skipped over to my husband, grabbed his hands, and said, "Hi." And we were back to normal. We stood and talked for a while before I said, "Can I have a kiss?"
Yesterday I wrote how proud I am of my husband, but last night he made me even prouder. He hadn't slept in two days, he hadn't eaten dinner or gotten any lovin', but the first thing he wanted to do was check on his soldiers. We spent our first hour together in the barracks, passing out bottles of beer and introducing me to his guys. I am so proud that he put them first.
And though you told me to stay away, you know I won't resist the blogging temptation for long...
Posted by Sarah at March 9, 2005 10:15 AM
Yay! You brought tears to my eyes this morning. I'm so happy that the two of you are finally reunited. I've enjoyed following your blog this past year. Happy reunion!
Congrats on his safe return!!!
Congrats Sarah! I'm so glad he's home safe and in your arms at last. Welcome back soldier. Thanks for protecting our freedom and for sharing Sarah for a little while. Take time together - we can wait.
Good stuff, that first kiss!
YAY for you!!!!
Many thanks for both of your sacrifices from this grateful American.
Now go have FUN!
Hooray! I'm so glad for both of you. Here's hoping you'll get a little vacation time to get away and find each other again!
Yep, first tears of the morning, but they were tears of joy and pride.
I'm so happy for both of you, so proud of both of you! I think it speaks volumes that you BOTH spent time checking on his soldiers. Plus - I think he was pretty damned proud of you too!
I knew you couldn't stay away long! Thanks for the photo . . . you will be glad to have that for years to come. Now that we are updated go enjoy him . . . remember the brats are probably awaiting your return too. Look forward to more updates later. Hope to meet your husband some day. I am always looking for excuses to come back. Take care!
Um...I know this is so totally a non-sequiteur with your post, but you have gorgeous hair...lol...really shiny!
Thanks so much for sharing the pic and story so everyone can live the experience vicariously.
I am sooooo happy for you :)
I've been reading you for a long time, and I am proud of your hubby too. Thanks for sharing him with us and thanks for sharing your experience. Good luck to you both. Enjoy each other!
Happy tears for both of you! And yeah, I'm pretty sure we can say he's just as proud of you as you are of him.
You might have erred when you say your husband was putting his men first. I think he was also using that time to have you become part of him again, enjoying the little things about you and just having you next to him. He was probably trying not to explode.
There might also be a little guilt on his part since he will be home with you and his men will not be able to see their families until they go home on leave. Expect company until then.
While our troops go out to defend our country, it is incumbent upon us to make the country worth defending. --Deskmerc--
You know, that sums up so well the founding motivation for ROTC advocacy at Columbia (that, and the simple, strong belief in soldiers by student-veterans and military kids at Columbia).
Anyway Sarah, my point is that I hope you mention to your husband how you've helped us at Columbia (don't worry - I'm not asking for a testimonial from him), just so he knows that he and his soldiers ARE motivating socio-cultural changes state-side, and his wife is an active part of it. Civilians, while not in uniform, aren't just talking about supporting the troops, but trying to change society at home to close civil-military gaps. So that not all the positive changes are 'over there', but over here, too. Because of the honorable work of soldiers, and their wives. You're part of what's happening here, and he should know that.
Well, it can wait. Do what you gotta do with your husband first.
Buy that man a double Whopper with cheese, bacon, jalepenos and hypersize the fries. Bill me.
Tell him thanks for everything, thanks for serving, thanks for putting the hurt downrange, thanks for bringing his soldiers back. All his guys are honorary grunts, as far as I'm concerned.
Now, who's gonna wash all his TA-50?
So now you know....
Waiting is fullness.
ditto on the tears, babe. i'm so happy for you guys! That picture says it all, i luv it.
I am crying while I write this. Thank you for sending the picture that I have been praying to see for a very long time. Jane
Congrats to the both of you!!!!!
Thank-you for being there with me through this deployment. It has finally come to an end and now it is time to start wifeing, what a wonderful job!!! Enjoy your husband as I will mine...As far as the TA-50 is concerned you know just bring it on over to my office I will be waiting........
I'm so happy your hubbby returned safely. Have fun you guys ;)
beutiful. simply. beutiful.
Good News, Sarah. Enjoy the time you have together. You've earned it. And you did very well, both of you. Your husband should be very proud of the way you handled the deployment.
Press on. With the fun.
Love the photo....can see his smile clearly......I too recently reunited with my husband.....it is something isn't it. I am proud of you both. Can't wait till I figure out how to LINK.....darn
I'm glad for you both - enjoy having him home with you! I knew he had to be a good guy, as your husband - but to see how he cares for his soldiers is a great tip to what a good officer he is as well.
Welcome Home Red 6 !!!!!
I'm so happy for you both
The pic is beautiful
I am so glad he is home and the two of you are together again. Now.. the lovin' :)
Sooooo happy for you two. :D Congrats and sincerest thanks to you both for all that you do and have endured. Thank you for sharing it with us.
WOOO HOOOO. Glad to have you back! Sarah,
only blog if you want to!!
Please thank him from me for all that he has been doing for me, a guy he doesn't even know. And that's what makes him a hero.
Worth the wait wasn't it? Lots of thanks to both of you.
Congrats! And thanks to you and your husband.