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Monday, August 16, 2010

Yes, my Colonel is HOME!

Took him 6 days to get to us.
He arrived home last Wednesday.

My son took the pictures and you can he was only focusing on his dad.
But that's okay!

I do love this one!


One big happy family!
When he walked through the security gates, the guards started applauding.  
Wonderful.  

A cake to celebrate!

He returns to Afghanistan on the 27th.
But until then he's home, safe and sound.
It feels as if he never left.  
All is right in my world. 

Thank you Lord.  

54 comments :

  1. So happy for all of you!! Just look at those huge, ginormous smiles!! Hugs to all... Tammy

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  2. What an absolute delight to see all of you reunited, Lois. It just fills my heart with joy. How much longer is his deployment once he is back over there?

    Hug his neck for me and tell him I pray for him constantly and am deeply indebted to him for his service and sacrifice for our country.

    Enjoy, dear friend, enjoy!
    Love you bunches,
    Becky

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  3. Oh Lois I am soo happy for you!! He looks wonderful and you all look soo happy. ENJOY every moment..HUGS, Debbie

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  4. Oh Lois, I am so happy for you, this made me cry tears of joy. you are estatic, I can feel the love from all of you. enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. hugs to you and your family.

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  5. Lois,
    How exciting! Please tell him thank you for his service for America's freedom.
    Enjoy your time.
    Welcome Home, Colonel!

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  6. Oh how wonderful for you all Lois!
    I'm thrilled to bits for you!
    Wondered what you'd been up to for the past week as we hadn't had a post from you but all is now clear!!
    Blessings to you all
    Christine

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  7. I am so happy for your family! Praise the Lord!

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  8. I'm so glad that the colonel is home and that you guys will have some time to spend together. As always, tell him I said thank you for his service!

    Jane

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  9. Ah...this post just brought a smile to my face. I know you must be thrilled to have him home.

    Tell your Colonel Thank You for his service and we very much appreciate the sacrifices he makes for us!

    Jackie

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  10. Oh Lois,
    what a joy to my heart when I happened to look in my side panel at the blogs I follow and saw Welcome
    Home, so I quickly went over to see if it was what I thought!! and sure enough it was!! My heart leapt for Joy and the tears flowed cause I knew all would be right in your world. That is so awesome,
    Just wish it was for good!! but you enjoy every single second of it.
    Give him our love and tell him we so appreciate everything he is doing to make our world a safe place.

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  11. Thank you Lord indeed! Lois, I'm so happy for you and your family. Just enjoy, enjoy, enjoy....

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  12. So glad he is home!!!! And I know you are!!!!!!

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  13. Praise the Lord Lois for your Husbands safe return to your family. I'm sure you have so much catching up to do. Wishing you happy days ahead.
    Hugs,
    AMY

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  14. What a wonderful reunion, I'm all teared up!I know you will enjoy every minute of his time at home!!!! Thank him for his service and sacrifices!

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  15. HOORAH - how exciting for all of you!! I'm sure all is right with your world - and I hope all of you enjoy every minute!! Thanks for sharing the pictures - now stay off that computer:)

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  16. Good news to see your husband home on R&R. What wonderful photos of the family. You are all glowing in the group photo. Enjoy your time together.
    Joyce

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  17. So glad he's home!!! Wish it were for good, but I'll keep you in my prayers to keep him safe!!

    Liz

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  18. Lois this was a great surprise...I am so glad your honey is home for some R&R. The pictures show the joy you are all feeling. I hope you have a delightful time with him.

    Thank him for me for his service to us...I know it costs our men a lot, and they sacrifice so much for us. We need to say Thanks much more than we do.

    God Bless!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

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  19. I am so happy for you all that the Colonel was able to come home safely for a visit...
    He looks wonderful and the happiness on all your faces is just so great to see...
    Continued prayers and thanks go out to him for his service...

    Blessings,
    Susie

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  20. Oh Lois!!! I AM SOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. GOD HAS TRULY BEEN GOOD TO BRING YOUR SWEETHEART HOME TO YOU ALL. ENJOY-ENJOY-ENJOY!

    AND THANK THE COLONEL FOR ALL HE HAS DONE AND DOES.....THANK YOU COLONEL FROM THE GEORGE FAMILY IN MISSISSIPPI!

    GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

    LOVE,
    LIESA

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  21. That is so awesome! How wonderful that he is home. I loved pictures. Happiness and joy on all of your faces:)

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  22. Oh how wonderful for you.
    I will continue to pray for him and all of those who are keeping us safe.
    Will he still be home for good in Dec?
    Hugs

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  23. Oh Lois this brought tears to my eyes! The look of joy on your face made my day! Phil looks wonderful!I wish you, Phil, and the kids all the happiness you could ever want during this time together. Enjoy every minute! Hugs♥

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  24. You all look so so happy! And I am so thrilled for you! Love these photos of you all.

    Thank you all for your sacrifice and please give the Colonel our deepest thanks from our family for his service.

    Praying for you all.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  25. I applaud him also. MANY THANKS to your brave husband for the job he does.

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  26. I know you are so excited and relieved and happy and loving and scared all at the same time.

    God bless you all. Enjoy the time!

    sandie

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  27. LOIS!!! No joke, I just teared up. I can't tell you how happy I am that he's home!!! ENJOY YOUR TIME!

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  28. Hi Lois,
    Just had to add my heartfelt greetings, smiles and prayers of thanksgiving! The photos are PRECIOUS.
    Enjoy each other and know you are all loved deeply.
    ((HUGS!!!))

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  29. Praise God! so glad he's home and hope you make precious memories. My nephew was, recently, home for two weeks but is back in Afghanistan now.

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  31. So happy for your family. Tell him a big THANK YOU for serving this wonderful country.

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  32. I am so happy for you that your husband is home!I know you will enjoy it even if it's for a chort time.

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  33. Awww..... I am SO happy for you all!!!
    Enjoy your time with him!!


    Many Blessings~ Jen ♥

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  34. This is one happy occassion and I am thrilled he is home safely. Enjoy every minute! I'm sure you will.
    Look forward to you posting again after his return.
    Praying for all of you!

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  35. Lois, I've been wondering how its going and I'm SO HAPPY to hear the Colonel got to come home for a visit. Blessings to all of you as you enjoy this precious time. I add my thanks again with the rest to him for his service. Was this a total surprise?? How much longer after he goes back? love and prayers!

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  36. Welcome home Colonel!!
    Lois I am so happy that you all get this time together, What a beautiful family you all are. Enjoy this time and please tell him I will continue to pray for him and you all. And please tell the Colonel how much I appreciate what he and all of our service men and women are doing. My father retired from military service and they all hold a special place n my heart!
    Many blessings and hugs,
    Sue

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  37. i was just thinking of you today!! i am so happy you have him home. May God make the time together be extra special!!

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  38. I'm so happy for all of you!! Enjoy your time together ♥

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  39. I, too, am thrilled that you and your family have been brought together once again! Thank him for his service.

    I enjoyed my first visit. Will be following....

    Come see me soon.

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  40. O Lois I am so happy for you guys!! I Hope your time together feels like forever! Hope all is well...Thank the Lord!

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  41. Oh I don't know how I missed this.
    I am so happy for you all.
    Welcome Home and Thank you!

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  42. I'm late reading your post. You posted about a week ago, but I'm so happy (and am crying) to see your family reunited even if for a short time. Great pictures! Tell the General it's time for a promotion. Go Army! (My dad and FIL were Army men.) God bless our military men and women!

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  43. Hope you are having the best time ever!!!

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  44. Hey sweet friend! I just wanted to check in on you.
    I know these are difficult days.
    I'm praying for you.
    I hope you can feel all our prayers and good wishes for you and the colonel.
    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.

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  45. Praying for you, dear Lois. You have been on my heart and mind continually. Trusting God to strengthen you and give you peace.

    Lots of love,
    Becky

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  46. That was from me, Lois. I didn't realize Maddy was signed into Blogger and not me! HA!!
    smiles
    Becky

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  47. Hi Lois, I am stopping by to say hi and to check in on you. as I knew the Colonel would be leaving soon. Please know I think of you and your family often and pray for you.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  48. I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You ~Ron

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  49. I am so happy you had so much time to spend with him.....
    Hope you are doing okay.... know how that return feels...
    With all my heart...Big Hugs!!!

    Just A Gal...

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  50. That must have been a real happy moment.
    Good to see those happy happy pics.

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  51. Just popping back over to see how you are doing!

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  52. What a terrific looking family! God is good. He is very good. Anne

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