6 days before homecoming we were ready! All that was left to do was clean the house, get a hair cut, and wait. Then I got sick and ended up in the hospital for emergency surgery on my gall bladder. I told every nurse, doctor, and tech immediately when I met them that their ONLY goal was to get my out of the hospital for Thursday morning because my husband was coming home from Afghanistan. I had amazing treatment there and was finally released to try to get ready for a homecoming in less than 9 hours. Thankfully I had an amazing deployment wife that helped me decorate the house.222 days apart, 26 letters sent, 13 care packages mailed, 17 books read, 16 Pinterest projects done, 6 races swam/biked/ran, 51 new recipes cooked, 4 homecoming signs made. It was time!
“Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen is a song that we joke is like how we met: “So do you want my number?”
Flashing stars and all, everyone on the bus knew who I belonged to!
Anxiously awaiting the return of our husbands with my deployment wife
There he is!
Best hug ever!
Best friends and my deployment wife.
I wore this bracelet every day of the entire deployment. I was so glad to finally take it off!
Us: 1, Deployment: 0. Now that’s a win for the record books.
Big thank you to iHeart Moments Photography for capturing our homecoming!
It wasn’t the way I imagined spending the week before he came home, but it all turned out perfect in the end.