Over in the Kitchen Kop Monday Mix-up post today, I mentioned the nine long months that Kent was deployed for the first Operation Desert Storm when he was in the Marine Corps. (And against Kent’s judgment I also shared this picture of his homecoming day with my readers, where I sported quite the mullet, haaaa!)
Here at this blog for Memorial Day, I thought I would share a video with you to highlight the sacrifice that many have made for our country, but most of the videos I found were so sad! There were lots of flag-draped caskets and crying family members. While it’s important to remember those who have fallen, I decided instead to focus on happy military homecomings. When Kent was deployed, all I dreamed of and prayed for was the day he’d be home safe. It was before we had kids, so I focused on getting our house all fixed up and inviting friends and family (who supported us so much!) to a big bash I was planning for him. That day was one of the best of my life, and thankfully the whole experience drew us closer instead of pulling us apart as it does for some.
Happy Homecoming Videos:
This one shows a little girl when her Daddy surprised her at school. I watched it five times (I had to show all the kids), and cried every time:
Next you’ll see soldiers returning home and their warm welcome at the airport. I love how humble they are and how the clapping went on and on:
If you liked these, you can see more at the Welcome Home Blog.