Friday, February 1, 2008

Overwhelming Joy...

It happened! Praise the Lord, it happened!
After 12 months, 3 weeks,
misunderstandings, unexpected delays,
and a couple of hours in the hanger,
Daddy and family were reunited
around 4:30/5:00 am Thursday morning!


Opening the hanger doors...
Marines, arrived from Iraq, in the background
standing in formation...


Prayer was said and Marines were "let loose"
to be reunited with their families and friends.
We were overjoyed to greet our special Marine, our hero...
our daddy and beloved...








After savoring those precious moments,
we were eager to bring him home...


...picking up his bags...




heading home,
ready for breakfast, sleep,
and to begin our year right... with Daddy...








"But I will hope continually,
and will yet praise thee more and more."
~ Psalm 71:14

"Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;
and his greatness is unsearchable."
~ Psalm 145:3

"Blessed be the name of the LORD

from this time forth and for evermore."
~ Psalm 113:2

45 comments:

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

I am SO happy for you!!! Those reunions are the best!

momofmhasr said...

I am crying tears of happiness for you all!!!! Have a wonderful time getting back to a regular family life. I am so happy for you.

Ron and Ginny said...

Well, all my sensible intentions went right out the window! I burst into tears anyway...

I'm happy for you. :-D

Tracy said...

YEAHHHHHHH!!!!! I'm rejoicing with all of you. Great is the LORD!

Alison said...

I'm so happy that you're all back together! I read your blog regularly and couldn't believe you'd been apart for so long. May God bless your time together with lots of fun and happy memories.

Jeannie said...

YEA!!!, From one Military Family to another, Thank you for your service....AND YOU CHRISTINA & Family thank you for being a blessing to all of us and having a heart to share him with others who may not have the same free liberties we have here...GOD BLESS YOU ALL thanks for the Inspiration. WE LOVE YOU

Madeleine said...

So, Yeah.

I'm crying. Sopping like a fool.

And so grateful and thankful you are back together again. God bless you all.

Karen said...

Shouts of praise being lifted up!!!!
We are soooo very happy for you all!
Enjoy your Marine.....and please thank him for us.
Thank you, Lord, for answered prayers.

Susan said...

Oh Christina, I am SO happy for you guys. I am crying. Even though James was never gone for that long, I do remember those reunions....for a year...wow! I am so weepy now. Enjoy this time and I know while busy, please try to keep up updated on your dailies. Please have a blessed time together! We think of you daily.

Blessings,

Susan

Tina said...

Oh Christina, I am holding back the tears and I am so HAPPY and THANKFUL that God kept him safe and brought him home... Oh Praise the Lord!!

And guess what?? I am expecting baby #6!!

debhmom3 said...

Praise the Lord for your Beloved's save return, Christine. Crying tears of joy with you. Enjoy your reunited family. Thank you, Daddy, for your service to our country and helping me keep the freedom I so enjoy.

Debbie Hunsaker and family

Jodi said...

Praises to the Lord, and hugs to the whole "K" family! Rejoicing with you in your time of great joy!

Martie said...

It is with tears of joy - I write. Praise the Lord!!! I am so happy for you; and glad that he is safe at home.

Thanks to you all for your sacrifice this past year for our country!! Thank You!!!

God Bless,
~Martie

Kim said...

I am so happy for all of you! I am shedding happy tears!!!!

~ Kim

wilkersonhome said...

The memorable post that we've been waiting for... I thank you for your testimony for the Lord, Christina, as you have been faithful to "endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ" while hubby was away! You have been a great example of God's grace! Thank you for your pictures of the glad reunion! ~Jeri Lynn

Karen said...

I don't even know you, I've only been to your blog a few times, but I have tears running down my face. Congratulations to all of you for being back together as a family. Thank your husband for putting his life on the line every day for people like us, who he doesn't even know. And thank you to you and your precious family because you all make the sacrifices to allow him to go.

Shannon @ Some Fine Taters said...

I'm so happy for you!

MyHubbysHelper said...

HOOORAY!!!!!!!!!! PRAISE GOD!!! I'm so happy and thankful that your hubby is safely home, make every minute count! God Bless!
Mrs. Bowman

Nikki said...

I thought I'd be the only one, but no. I found myself teary just reading and looking at the pictures. How wonderful for you all. I hope every moment is full to the brim with love and happiness. Enjoy your family.

Nikki

trish said...

Ahhhhhhh...the post we've long awaited! Life is as it should be once again. From one military family to another...ENJOY!!!

I recognize the look on your face...the one that says...I am complete once more...I can breathe again...his heart is beating next to mine...God is good!

Thanking God for the safe return of your dh along with all the other Marines in his unit.
Semper fi.

Mrs. S said...

So beautiful. Your husband and your family are true heroes to our country. I have been thinking of and praying for you all. I pray you get many, many days with your beloved before he has to go back, if he does.

Blessings to your whole family and thank you all for the sacrifices you all have had to make. Brings tears to my eyes at the thought of you all together under one roof. What a beautiful blessing family is.

Mrs. S

akconklin said...

Praising the Lord WITH you and FOR you!!!

Alesha

Melody said...

Wow - I am so happy for you! What a blessing it was to read this update!

VJ said...

That is so cool! I'm glad you are all back together. Lord willing, you will never be apart again.

devildogwife said...

No words can truly express how happy I am for you. Enjoy that family reunion. :)

P.S. I used Microsoft Digital Image Pro (my photo editing software) for the header.

Rebekah said...

Glad he's home! Can't wait 'til all our boys are home and don't have to go back.

Will see you all Sunday!

Rebekah

Karen said...

Oh I am so happy for you all!!! Take care and enjoy your time together! I'm sure you will!
Karen
www.homeschoolblogger.com/salt
www.homesteadblogger.com/tagblog

Jungle Mom said...

I am so thrilled for you all. Please tell your hubby I thank him for his service.

Mrs. Taft said...

I've only "known" you in a blogging kind of way for a few months, but I burst right into tears! Blessed be the name of the LORD, indeed! So happy for you!

Mimi said...

it brought tears of joy to my eyes as I read your post...I would like to thank your dear husband and your entire family for the sacrifice you all made as he was defending our country!!!
blessings to you... enjoy daddy... and please accept our gratitude...
Mimi

Anonymous said...

I didn't cry. :OP But I So HAPPY for you all!!! :O)Praise God! He is worthy to be praised.
Have a wonderful wonderful Lord's day together in Church!

Blessings,

Suwei

PlainJane said...

WOOHOO! I have tears running down and a lump in my throat (which is affecting my typing lol). Praising God for you and with you! Enjoy your time together. We are just so proud of you all!!! (((BIG HUGS)))

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I am so happy and thrilled for DAD and MOM and all the children. God has put a family back togeather with all safe and sound. I feel your joy and happiness and I along with you thank God for all He has done to keep you all safe. WELCOME HOME, DAD!!!HAVE A GREAT EVERAFTER!!! connie from Texas

melissa said...

Yahoo!! Enjoy, I rejoice with you all that this time of seperation has come to an end. These times of reunion are always such a joyfilled time. I remember them with great joy.
Melissa

MrsMelody said...

Woohooo!!! So glad he is finally home and you are reunited. :)

Enjoy your family time.

Blessings
Melody L

Our Family Journal said...

Welcome Home!! Thank you for your service!!

~Jill

Kristy Jo said...

oh these pictures made me well up... I cant even imagine what you were feeling... and how relieved you are to be home. I am thankful for your husband and your family. I feel very honored to "know" you all and I look forward to many more posts with daddy in them!

Take care... God Bless!

Kristy

Daddys Chicks said...

I am praising the Lord with you. Your family is together again . . . God is good!

Your friend, Trina

Lena said...

Welcome Home, my little brother! Welcome home to your family. They (and we) have missed you. I continue to reflect on those special telephone calls you made during the past year. Even though you were clear across the country - you helped me in my times of grief and concern. You lifted my spirits. Thank you and I love you! Simply put - welcome home and God's richest blessings to you as you spend necessary time with your family. Cherish the moments.

Love Always,
Your Big (little) Sister
Lena

maranatha777 said...

I am rejoicing with you and your family!!! God bless your reunion and precious time together!!!

Kate

Ashleigh said...

The tears, they are a-flowin' over here. :) I'm so happy for you...

Pam said...

Tears are a flowin'! What photos! I'm so happy he is home safe!

Sileena said...

I came here through Cornings at Home and have just been reading through your posts. Your blog is so Christ-centered and a real blessing. Thank you for your sacrifice of your husband's presence for the last year and welcome home!

Malina said...

We moved a few months ago and we've been so busy that I haven't been keeping up with blogging. I had no idea that your hubby had come home. Praise the Lord for protecting him and keeping you safe during this time. I just wanted to say "Welcome Home" to him and tell you that I am so happy for you and the kids that you have the man of your home back. May God continue to bless all. Hugs and kisses to you all! XOXOXO

Love,
Malina

Sallie said...

I've done this myself so many times and I still cry everytime! Welcome Home and God bless!

Sallie

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