22 October 2007


As we approached home this afternoon I checked the front door to see if a small package had been delivered from UPS. I quickly learned that there was something else at my door. A large green footlocker with an airbill and customs forms straight from Iraq. There it sat, proof that this is almost over; 3M is almost home. Soon there will be no more packages, no more emails, no more phone calls, and sleepless nights. Soon we will again be a family. This glorious box in all of it's ugliness and heaviness was the best thing I have seen in a long time.

I can hardly believe that it has almost been a year. We have gone 332 days in this deployment. Just writing that is unbelievable. Sometimes it seems like a lifetime, others like a flash. The green footlocker sitting in my foyer is proof that we are almost safe, that my prayers are almost answered that my hero will be making his way home soon.


Thomas, Brandy, Sydnie, and Marley said...

Ahh... I can't wait for that day, when packages from THERE start coming, rather than vice versa. :) I'm happy for you guys!

Alicia said...

Oh yea! Such an exciting time for you!

Here's hoping your last month is quick and brings your love home safe.