Monday, June 11, 2007

Home on Leave from Baghdad

ORN: 4 miles, all run, 38:02






Son David got home this afternoon for two weeks of leave from his Army tour in Baghdad. After about 5 days of travel, he was tired but very grateful to be home with his wife Susan and three kids. Some quick photos...rejoice with us in his safety.
Susan was obviously thrilled to have hubby home.
Twins Nathan and Andrew were bouncing all over, saying "Daddy's home! Daddy's home!"
And Gretchen and I could not have been more pleased.
Persevere. Especially during life's long deployments.
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9 comments:

Jenny, Maniac #401 said...

Such precious time spent together. Beautiful photos. Cherish it, and thanks for the mention of "perservering through life's long deployments" I have one of much less consequence, but it's still a grand reminder. Blessings to the time spent with you son while he's home.
Jenny

Backofpack said...

Joe,
I'm so happy for your family. Home safe and sound for a couple of weeks - that is simply wonderful.

Sarah said...

And may he continue to stay safe. Enjoy! : )

Darrell said...

Rejoice for sure. It is so good to see all your smiling faces together. The pic with David and the twins is a keeper for sure. They must be so excited.

Thanks for sharing this special time with us.

Wes said...

Alright! That's cool. Glad David made it home safely on leave. We will keep him and his service in our prayers.

eichstad said...

Wonderful to see you together! Yes, of course I cried!!

Love, your sister Karen

jeff said...

welcome home, david!

WADDLER26.2 said...

Awesome photos!!! It's so great to see the family and your son safe. They are all beautiful.

David said...

Everybody's happy and smiling. What a great time. Enjoy it to the max and keep taking lots of pictures.
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