"Ready to get back to our life?"
That's one of the first things Jeff said to me when he gave me a long awaited hug.
I drove down to Hattiesburg last Sunday night...a week ago today. He called earlier that day to let me know that he was in MS and said that if I was there he could see me because they were letting them go for the night, but they had to be back in the morning to process. (I was supposed to go down that Monday). Well, I promptly jumped in the car and drove the four hours to see him. Four hours was nothing compared to Afghanistan!! I got there at about 8:30pm. It was awesome....I was so excited, I barely remember the drive down. A few days later we went to Jackson, MS and stayed at a wonderful B&B. It was truly like a second honeymoon!
We got home Thursday afternoon...just in time to meet the little one as she got off the school bus. He soon discovered that she wasn't so little any more! She is in 7th grade now and growing like crazy!!! They hugged for a few minutes and that was the first time I almost really lost it!! She is so happy that her dad is home!! We all are!!
It has been a long year....I think we are still a little numb to everything. Maybe it will hit us later that he is really home...maybe this is it? Who knows...we are just taking one day at a time. I can already tell that we have grown in ways that people that have been married for 20 years have yet to achieve. Our two year anniversary is coming up in October....it seems longer, but in a good way.
I will update more later....I just wanted everyone to know that my baby is home and safe...watching college football and helping around the house...things he says "feels like heaven!"
I am really ready to get back to our life!