This is my first post of 2011. I honestly didn’t mean to wait this long! But as you should know, my husband was home for R&R this month. It was so amazing!! I figured all of my loyal readers would love to hear the story of when he first arrived. So here we go.
The night before he arrived, my sister and I picked out the perfect outfit. It was my black halter top dress that falls a little below the knee. It has a black & white polka dot belt that is super cute. I also wore my sister’s black and white checked jacket (see picture) and black boots since it was FREEZING outside!
He called me when he landed in Atlanta so I would know about what time to be at the airport to pick him up. I got there about 30 minutes before his plane landed. There were several other military wives and families waiting. We were all standing as close as we could without having to go through security. The plane was delayed about 15 minutes, so we just waited. We saw on the screens that the plane had landed and then I got a text message from him saying he was getting off the plane! I was so excited. Even nervous, but a good kind of nervous. I started getting glimpses of soldiers making their way towards us.
One by one, soldiers were passing us. I kept thinking “Ok, all these women are here for their men and none of them have gotten to us! Where are they?!” Then they started arriving. One of the ladies had her 2 little boys with her. They had each made signs for their daddy. It was so sweet. They got so excited as their daddy came up to them and gave them big hugs.
I kept watching. Looking at each face in uniform, looking for his face. “Nope. Nope. Not him. Where is he?” Then, as far away as I could see, I saw his walk. I couldn’t see his face clearly, but I knew it was him. My heart started beating so fast. “Oh my love!” As he got closer I had to move to the side for him to see me, because of all the other reunions going on. It seemed like he looked over me and didn’t even recognize me because I was in a dress! I’ve only worn a dress a few times since we’ve been together. I waved and caught his eye again and he smiled so big. We hugged and kissed and made our way to the car. We were ready to start our time together!
Here is the pic I took right after he got to me!
Check back tomorrow for pictures from our anniversary trip!!