The Best Thing That Has Happened This Year

I’ve been quiet.

I’ve been really quiet.

As I reflect on this past year and all that has happened, there has been a multitude of highs and lows. Big things are playing out in our family’s life right now, but the one that has topped the charts was welcoming my husband home from deployment!


If you are on my email list or Facebook fan page, then you’ve already heard the news. But, I haven’t made it blog world official yet. So, here I am, writing the post that I should have written a few months ago. I think you can forgive me though.

The transition after your spouse returns from deployment is a difficult one and is not one to take lightly; this is the reason I have been so quiet on the blog front. I wanted to put my blog aside and focus on what is most important – my family. I love all of you and am so thankful for your support, but I felt that this was a time my family needed my full attention. I’m glad I took the time off.

My husband came home in October.

On the day of, I was like a giddy school girl. Nerves pulsed through my veins as if I was waiting for my first high school dance.

Since this was our last homecoming, I wanted to go all out. I decided to dress like a woman from the 1950’s, and it took three different outfits before I finally got the right one.


My best friend came over to the house to watch our children so that I could go to the homecoming by myself. (We had decided to surprise our kids the following day.)

Our homecoming was at night (as have been all of our homecomings), so I wanted to make sure he could find me. I blew up a bunch of red balloons with helium and included one that glowed.


To be honest, it didn’t glow very well. Ah well. He still found me, so that’s all that matters.


Being back in his arms again is one of the best feelings ever!


I cried and we both shook with the reality of each other’s warmth. It was and is heavenly!


You can go {here} to see the full video!

We then went home and snuck up to our room for the night. Long story short, we were able to pull off a fun surprise for the kids the next day. We planned a “birthday party” for our oldest, during which my husband showed up. Needless to say, our kids were shocked and didn’t know what to do at first. It was almost as if they were in disbelief. They finally warmed up to him and realized that daddy really was home! They have been attached to him ever since!


If you want to see the video of the surprise, go {here}. It’s quite comical to see the looks on our boys’ faces when they realize the man standing in front of them is daddy.

I know this post was short and sweet, but I didn’t want to make it too lengthy. Right now, our family is going through some pretty big and exciting life changes, and we will be talking more about that on the blog later on. Meanwhile, keep your eyes out for some pretty awesome changes coming on the blog in the future!


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