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8/16/10

Mili Mondays: Welcome Home

I didn't have a writer for Mili Mondays this morning the schedule got confused, it was my fault. So instead I thought I'd write about the homecoming I I have been so busy helping out with. Yesterday was the official day & it was amazing to see so much support & watch the ship pull in with all the sailors lined up. It makes my tummy all queasy becuase I just think it's so amazing to watch.


I went with Brittney from A Day in the Life of a Navy Wife to welcome her husband home from his deployment. It was an awesome adventure. I'm kind of torn at the same time though because it was so hard to leave knowing that mine wasn't coming home yet. I know we only have a few more weeks but it's still so hard, because it just got me thinking about the back to back deployments we have coming up and how in our first two years of marriage we will already be going through our second one. I'm really missing him today, haven't really heard from him in a couple of days so it's starting to get rough. I took photos for Miss Brittney today it was great to see her so happy as I pointed to her husband and she went running toward him, jumped & gave him the biggest hug. I love seeing couples reunited and this one was really special because I had been helping her through the whole thing, from decorating and getting her house ready, all the way to the very end last minutes of waiting impatiently for them to open the gates and let us out on the pier. These are my favorite pictures from the homecoming, it was an amazing day & I'm so excited that he is home safely and they can finally start their lives together after such a long time of being apart.

Here's her adorable dress hanging just begging to be worn, she picked out such a cute dress, and I did her jewelry to match, she looked so pretty. I even did her manicure the night before. Then we sat down to finish up the decorations & talked until one in the morning.


When I got there in the morning she had already hung the sign and was ready to go, we are both still new to the area so we got a little mixed up getting to base, but it wasn't to bad.


We waited for around three hours before the ship finally started coming around the corner, everyone started screaming and I wasn't even waiting on anyone but I was so excited, how can you not be it's such an awesome experience.



This was my favorite part, I love seeing all the sailors lined up on the deck just waiting to get off, I can't imagine how frustrating it must be to be so excited to be home but not be allowed to move or wave at your loved ones.  We waited very impatiently for what Brittney kept saying felt like 10 years.


 Then finally they opened the gates and everyone went running to their sailor...




I am so happy for them, it's been a long time since they've been together. They will celebrate their one year anniversary in just two weeks. They spent their ENTIRE first year of marriage apart. I can't wait til I get to go and welcome my love home. Those few seconds when you first get to touch him, are the happiest times in the life of any military couple.


21 comments:

  1. What an awesome friend you are. Those pictures are beautiful. I amsure she's so pleased with them! Yours is just right around the corner, hang in there!

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  2. Thanks for sharing!! Great story....I love seeing those ships come in with all the sailors standing in their uniforms. Love it!

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  3. I love those pictures! What an awesome job :) Thanks for sharing the story! I'm so happy for her!

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  4. Aww I love it! It was so sweet of you to go with her and take pictures.

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  5. Thank you again Girl, you have no idea how much I appreciate all the help you have been since I moved out here and i am so thankful to have such an awesome friend like you!! I can't wait for your "DaddyCakes" to be home soon and for us to all go out to dinner and hang out! Its gonna be awesome and I know we'll have a blast! Thank you so much again and if you ever need anything you know I;m here for you girl!! :)

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  6. wonderful pictures, congrats to them :)

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  7. This is bringing tears to my eyes. I just said good-bye to my sailor for 10 weeks this morning. It never gets easier... or maybe because he hasn't deployed for this amount of time in a few years. 2-3 weeks I can handle. You guys did a great job on the decorations and she looked smoking! I hope your man comes home soon.

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  8. That was very nice of you to do. I'm sure you had tons of mixed emotions. The day my husband came home after 15 months, was the best day of my life, thus far.

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  9. Mrs. Gambizzle you are an absolute amazement to me. You are such a nice person to help Brittney out! The pictures are great and I love them! Homecomings are so wonderful and such a mix of emotions. I'm so glad you could be there with her! =)

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  10. OMG I love EVERYTHING about this!! 1) that you're friends. 2) that she is so cute. 3) that you did those things with the pictures, with the boxes, can you teach me? 4) That you take such lovely photos!!

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  12. I had shivers reading this post! How exciting! What a beautiful couple, and such beautiful pictures!

    I bet you'll be so excited you wont be able to sit still when its your turn!

    praying the weeks go by super duper fast!

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  13. Aww I love homecomings! They are seriously the best. What a great friend you've been to her for being there and helping out so much! We all could use a friend like you to help :) Just know your time for homecoming is another day closer!!

    Thanks for sharing all the great pics and I hope you have a great monday!

    www.life-itssomethingbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  14. Absolutely amazing! I loved the pics and am so happy for Ms. Brittney! You're next!

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  15. Awe, what a cute story! I loved all the pictures you took too. Man she is really going to be appreciative that you have all those nice piccys for her! Her dress was sooo cute! And her jewelry too! ;)

    Thanks for posting such a nice story! I am happy that you got to help out a fellow wifey through her tough time, I am sure it helped you too! :)

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  16. Yay for homecomings! You took some awesome pictures!

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  17. Aww...those are such beautiful pictures. Homecoming is the best feeling in the world.

    That's awesome that you took those pictures for her! =)

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  18. You are such a good friend! I am glad you guys found each other! And your hubby is coming home so soon! So exciting love!

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  19. What a lovely couple! :) Your day will be here soon. I look forward to reading that post!

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  20. The pictures are awesome! I'm sure she was glad to have you there to capture the moments on film!

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  21. Those are such great pictures! Thank you for sharing. I'm so happy for her and her husband and I think it's awesome that the two of you are such good friends.

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