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It's Been A Wonderful Month...

A little over a month ago my Colonel came home...

The last time I posted he was stuck at Ft. Benning waiting for a signature. 
Then he was stuck in Atlanta waiting for the ice storm to pass. 
Then he was stuck trying to get on a flight since most all flights were cancelled.

He finally was able to get a flight and come home for good.

The day BEFORE he was to report to his new job. 

The morning he left for his new job I posted the following as my
 Facebook status:

For the first time in 8 years my Colonel left for work 
this morning and will be coming home tonight.  

What a concept, huh? 

It's really, really nice.  


Something I can get use to.  

Michael, my mom, my Colonel and Olivia


  1. Can't tell you how happy I am for you!! Praise God he is home and safe and it is all behind you...YAY!!! How wonderful it will be to settle into your "new" normal. WELCOME HOME to your colonel!! HUGS, Debbie

  2. I am thrilled for you both. You deserve to be together and be as normal as possible. sandie

  3. The grin on Michael's face sums it up. We're so happy he's back and that you're experiencing the 'new normal'!

  4. You deserve NORMAL!!! I'm so happy for you all!!!!

  5. Hi Lois,
    Welcome home to the Colonel!
    So happy for all of you!
    Praise God for his watch care over all of you.
    Is the Colonel still in the service? I wasn't sure if he is out for good.
    Hugs to you all!
    Thank him again for his service to our country!

  6. This is one of those cases where we should all learn to appreciate the 'mundane' by your example! I'm so happy that he's home and you're so happy! I've been wondering about yall :) Congrats!

  7. Hi Lois,
    Such sweet pics of his homecoming!!
    So happy for you guys, and so happy all is going well.
    Also glad Phil likes his new job, and can be home with you every single night!!
    Have a great week ahead hon,
    Love and Blessings, Nellie

  8. Lois, I am so happy for you and your family. so glad you will have some normalcy again. Glad the Colonel made it home safe and sound. Praise the Lord is right. hugs.

  9. Praise the Lord! What a tremendous answer to prayer, Lois that your Colonel is home safe and sound - EVENTUALLY!!!
    So glad things can get back to NORMAL for you all!
    Wishing you all God's richest blessings!

  10. So happy for all of you!

    first time in 8 years? what's that about?

    Praise the Lord for bringing your whole family through this past year and for bringing the Colonel home safe and sound!

  11. I've missed you, but I figured you were busy enjoying having "your man" home! So, glad things are going well and that your family is together again!!

  12. Praise the Lord Lois. I am so glad your family is all together under one roof again. May your days be filled with love, joy, peace and happiness always.

  13. I was just thinking about you yesterday. I am so glad that you have him home safe and that things can get back to normal.
    The grin on Micheal's face is priceless.

  14. How cool that you have a new normal!!!

  15. I am so excited.
    K Love had a contest where people sent their love stories in and Matthew West would write the winner a love story.
    When Love Comes Home ~could be you and your husband's love song.

    Go to this page to listen to it!

    It is the second one.
    When Love Comes Home

    It is about a man who has given 20 years to his country and now he is coming home to give the rest of all his life to his wife. It is sweet.

  16. That's so wonderful to have your husband be an every day part of the family IN PERSON again!

    And a big thank you to him and all our troops.

  17. I am so happy for all of you.

  18. How exciting - and wonderful! Normal is definitely something to enjoy!! Welcome Home - for good!! And, btw - don't you just look so pretty!! The happiness in your heart is all over your face:)

  19. Hi Sunshine,
    Thanks for coming by, was so good to hear from you as always.
    Thanks for leaving a comment.
    Know you must have had a wonderful
    Valentines day this year!!

    Have a Good Friday and a nice weekend hon,
    Love and Blessings,Nellie

  20. Lovin the new normal for you and your family. Everyone looks so happy in the photos:-)

  21. I am so happy for you ad your family! A big Thank you to each of you for the sacrifice you have all given!!!

  22. Sweet Lois,
    What a privilege it was to pray for your family this last year!
    And how I share in your joyful reunion.
    Know that you are so loved by Christ and many others. ((HUGS))

  23. Lois,
    That is so awesome!! How great is that for you and your family! What a long journey huh?
    May God Bless you and Your family!!

  24. I am so happy for you and your family. You deserve all the happiness. Enjoy the "new normal".

  25. I'm so happy for you!! Wonderful family photos & memories too. I can see the joy in everyone's faces. It must be so nice to be normal after allll this time :) Bless all of you. -Tammy

  26. Hi Lois,
    So glad that the Colonel is back home safe and sound, and that life is returning back to normal. You both look so happy, and I must say Michael and Olivia have just grown up so fast.
    Enjoy this time, for you Dear One have been tested to the hilt!
    hugs, Sue

  27. Oh, thank goodness he's finally home!! I had been wondering. Praise God.

  28. YAYYYYYYYYYYY Lois! I knew it would be wonderful!! So glad that you have some normalcy!!

    I know the Colonel is glad, too!

    It's also a huge blessing for those of us who prayed to see him home with our friend, safe and sound!!

    Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!

    Love and hugs to you! Thanks for coming over to my new blog!! You've been with me longer than most!! :o)

  29. Oh... what JOY filled my heart when I read this post!! Praising the Lord with you!! ::squeals of delight::

    Love & Blessings~ Jenny

  30. Aww thats wonderful you got to see your husband! <3 I really hope things get better, I feel for all the wives of those men who honor their country. Stay strong! Wish you all the best, Godbless!


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