Saturday, August 16, 2008

He’s Home

Gunner texted me while I sat in class on Thursday to let me know he would be home that afternoon.

We drove to Austin to meet his flight at 4. It was cancelled.

He got a new flight for Friday. I cried and planned our drive to Dallas to get him.

Called the airlines and they said he was coming in at 7 in Killeen.

Then Gunner called and said no, he got picked up standby. Apparently he was 5th on the list and the COL and LTCOL's and MAJ ahead of him told the airlines to bump them and get him home. The airlines response…..we can't do that, you were first. They insisted, the airlines refused. Finally the stewardess said she could get them all on. Whew.

So with the delayed flight, the canceled flight, the standby flight, I was left with three hungry kids (Junior kept crawling up in random people's laps), a welcome home sign that Continental airlines donated the staples for since it had started to fall apart at the first airport, and a cell phone ringing off the hook. And what to my wondering eyes did appear?????

And so for now, our family is back together.

23 comments:

Uncle Dan said...

Welcome HOME!

Reasa said...

Welcome home!!!

Kiki said...

Aww..so happy for you guys! He better get right on that list so it all gets done!

cj said...

Such wonderful pictures!

Enjoy your time together and I wish it could be longer.

cjh

Gypsy at heart said...

The photos of Gunner & Jr are priceless!Now he has a "REAL" Daddy.

Amy said...

May your time together be filled with much joy and love....This post made my day!

Thank you, Gunner, for serving our country.

T said...

Hooray!!! What great photos! The one of Jr. in Gunner's hat is priceless!

Enjoy him!

Anonymous said...

We love you, Gunner!

(And ABW your hair looks great pulled back like that)

dutchgirl said...

YEAH!!! I'm so glad for you, enjoy your time together as a family :)

Christan Trotter said...

I am so excited for you! In true Army fashion, he finally made it home! Welcome home! Enjoy your time together!

tia said...

Welcome Home Uncle Chris!
Love Wyatt and his mom and dad

rose_michelle said...

Yeah! Now we both have a reason to blog a bit less over the next few weeks! I didn't get pics of our homecoming because of the circumstances, but I'll take some while he's here and check back in to see yours. Happy Homecoming!

A Soldier's Wife..... said...

Enjoy your time together, the photos are great.....Happy Homecoming!

Heidi said...

sniff, sniff! I am so glad he is home . . . hope he is ready for the list! ENJOY!!!!!

stormykrista said...

The look of "that's MY daddy" he has looking up wearing daddy's hat is priceless. It made me almost sniffle!..enjoy the time!!!!!

Catherine said...

This is the best news I have heard all week! Enjoy you time together. BTW, Beautiful Pics!

The Mrs. said...

YAH! enjoy all your time together!

and good luck to gunner with the list...

Butterfly Wife said...

Yay! I am so very happy for you all. Have a wonderful time together. :D

Rahshell said...

love it!! 2 years ago on August 16 my DH came in on R&R and proposed at the airport, we got married the next day :D Glad you guys are able to enjoy this time together, maybe I'll see you around, we'll be at Hood next month

liberal army wife said...

Gunner ! welcome home!

LAW

armywifeinboxers said...

Yeah for you!!! I'm envious and I hope ya'll have a great time together. Make the most of it!!!

Safe Travel Gunner

William, Bianka, Gavin and Joanna said...

I found your blog by accident and just wanted to say, I am glad for you that your husband is back for R&R, my husband is deployed too (just left) and I am a teacher myself. (but I am german)
I wish you a wonderful time with your husband and good luck with your new job.
Bianka from Germany

Mrs. McGuire said...

Ok. I'm bawling. Thanks for that.