Last Saturday was a magical day for my sister and a welcomed relief for the rest of her husband’s family and ours – my brother-in-law Josh came home from nearly nine months in Afghanistan! He served at a couple different places as an Apache helicopter pilot, and from what I’ve heard, he saw his fair share of “action”. We are so grateful that he is home safe.
My sister handled her first deployment like a true champ. She oversaw a complete kitchen remodel, bought a brand new jeep, traveled to Haiti on a medical mission trip, visited us in Alabama and Tennessee four or five times, threw me the best. baby shower. ever., replaced her entire downstairs carpet, shoveled more feet of snow than she’d probably care to count, welcomed family into her home in Kansas several times, visited a friend in Texas, and worked her full time job as an ICU night-shift nurse. She and I are very similar in that we both handled the deployments the same way – by keeping ourselves insanely busy.
One unique thing that Fort Riley (Kansas) does that Fort Campbell doesn’t is that they livestream the homecoming, so all of us were able to watch the ceremony. I was really hoping that once they reunited that they’d come wave at the camera, and sure enough they did! Seeing them together (and seeing my sister on cloud nine THOUSAND) was really nice.
I am so proud of my sister, so proud of Josh, and again really just beyond grateful that both of our husbands have returned from the most dangerous country in the world mentally and physically healthy. Thank you Jesus!
I wish you could see the videos on her facebook of her reuniting with Josh and of Josh reuniting with my doggy-niece Maddie. Here’s a link to her facebook – go stalk her. 😉
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