So, apparently I was a little nervous about Major Hunk getting home and me not being able to talk to anyone for a couple of weeks, because on Saturday I must have called Captain Mom 47 times. No lie. I pretty much turned into a stalker. I'm probably on her list of Blocked Callers now. Me and that other girl, Sallie. If you don't know who Sallie is, be very, very glad.
Not that I'm at liberty to update for her, but I'm going to anyways. Because I can't call her to get permission. Major Hunk is home. We got to greet him at the airport. Before I get into that, let me tell you that Cpt Mom looked down right HOT yesterday. She was wearing a snazzy, sexy black dress...in fact, the same dress she wore as she was leaving for her honeymoon. Yeppers, she's lookin good folks!
Being able to greet Major at his arrival was such a privilege. As we were waiting for he, Cpt Mom and Cpl Cutie to get from the terminal through the security gate we got to watch another soldier reunited with her mom. It brought tears to our eyes to see such a sweet reunion. We applauded her and her family and truly I've never felt so ill equipped to express my gratitude. When you see the sacrifice walked out in the airport as the reunion of a mom and daughter take place, the humility is overwhelming. Someone else voluntarily putting their life on the line for me, I tell ya, it gives you a giant dose of perspective.
Never have I been so happy for Cpt Mom as I was yesterday. Marriage and births are so exciting, such happy celebrations, but to be reunited with the love of your life...just amazing. Because you have all of the joy, but also the familiarity of your mate. The comfort of returning to someone's arms...that's the stuff good books are made of. And to know they have walked out this sacrifice willingly and as obedience to the Lord...that brings the celebration to an all new level. After traveling for days, Major Hunk was so gracious to us regular folk. He let us all give him a hug and thank him and take his picture about a bazillion times. I'm sure he REALLY appreciated that.
It was lovely. All of it. And I'm just so thankful my family got to be a part of it.
Monday, October 22, 2007