Welcome Home

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

In the late morning on Friday, we received confirmation that my brother, Trevor--who has been deployed for eight months--would be coming HOME that night. We were all so excited and anxious to see him again. All day, any time I thought about what the moment would be like, I'd get all misty!

We had known for a few days that he was coming home (he had been back in the U.S. for almost two weeks already), but didn't know exactly WHEN. Thankfully, we were all prepared with homemade signs and ready to drag ourselves out to make the trek to the airport to give him a big hero's welcome home.

Unfortunately, Michael had to stay back at home with a sleeping Nora, so I rode with my mom and grandma to the airport, where Hunter found us and led us to the waiting area.

While we waited, Hunter posed with his flag and the sign we made for him. So cute, and he was SO EXCITED!

Bryce was really pumped, too. :) 

Soon, we saw that the flight had landed (early!) and got all prepared as we watched for him to come walking toward us. 

Hunter's first glimpse of Daddy...

...he took off running and leaped right into his arms. Best.moment.ever.

It is so wonderful to have him home again. 

We are all so proud, so relieved, and so thankful.

Welcome home, Trevor.

P.S. Sorry for the obnoxious spacing. Blogger forced me over to its "new" interface again, and this time it's permanent. I think changes will be coming soon... as in Heather Drive's move to Wordpress. I just need to work up the energy, time, and guts to make the leap. If anyone out there has experience, tutorials, or tips to share, please let me know!


basebell6 September 26, 2012 at 9:11 PM  

WOW! so emotional! i can tell lots and lots of people were very happy to see him!

Bethany September 26, 2012 at 9:19 PM  

Welcome Home, Trevor!! Thank you for taking the time away from your family to protect and serve all of us- your service is appreciated!!

Kimberley September 26, 2012 at 9:51 PM  

wow, i've got tears! such a great moment with your family!

A reader,  September 26, 2012 at 10:14 PM  

How wonderful! Did he enjoy the Baking GALS treats he received? I don't remember hearing about it since it began.

Reesa,  September 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM  

Such a beautiful moment. Welcome home Trevor....and THANK YOU for all of your sacrifices to keep us safe and free!!!

Franziska Zeitler September 27, 2012 at 4:36 AM  

that picture of hunter leaping into daddy's arms made me cry so hard!! welcome home, trevor, and thank you for all you've done to make this world a better place.

Jen September 27, 2012 at 10:17 AM  

Completely crying at work now... so sweet!

Amanda S September 27, 2012 at 10:37 AM  

I teared up reading this post! I'm so happy he's home-what a heart warming moment to see!

Jennifer @ Also Known As...the Wife September 27, 2012 at 8:10 PM  

I'm such a sucker for homecoming stories. I was tearing up at Qdoba today while reading this on my phone.

Glad he made it back safe and sound.

Helen September 27, 2012 at 9:05 PM  

Welcome home! From our family to yours, please thank your brother for his service.

Anonymous,  September 28, 2012 at 10:35 AM  

Welcome Home to your brother Heather. So happy for all of you.
on an other note..where are the pictures of Nora's birthday and birthday cake? We have been waiting for it.


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