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July 17, 2012

welcoming home a sailor

I haven't shared with you what a wonderful time I had in San Diego last week welcoming my son in law home after his deployment.

There is something about being surrounded by brave men and women as they return home to their loved ones that brings a lump to your throat and a swell in your heart.  



I cannot even imagine what it must be like to greet the one you love after eight months apart. 



My sweet Emily was so happy to see her daddy (and so was her mommy). 


I don't think she left his arms for a day and a half.  The look on both their faces was just priceless.


The happy family is settling into a routine and doing fantastic.  Thank you all for your well wishes and love.

xo, Patty

43 comments:

  1. These photos are priceless...the emotion conveyed in all of them is unbelievable. How that little girl loves her daddy and vice versus. I am thankful he is home safe and sound. Being a retired military wife I know how that is.

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  2. Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures!I'm happy for your family. I have a daughter named Emily who had curly hair like that when she was little. What a joy to see a family together again!
    Debbie

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  3. Beautiful photos and family. Please thank them all for their sacrifice for all of us at home.

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  4. Scenes like that bring tears to my eyes. I know exactly how that feels, being a retired Navy (20 years) family. Sweet photos!

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  5. So pleased for you all,so pleased he came home safe. xo

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  6. trying not to cry there. wow. i love the family all together - kissing view. so beautiful. i love families. the way the world is meant to be. god is so good. wow. running for tissues. awww!! (:

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  7. How wonderful! The photo of Emily with her Daddy will be treasured forever!!

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  8. Such a heartwarming welcome home. My son served two tours overseas.....each almost one year. It is so hard, as you know. God Bless him for serving. Emily is beautiful.

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  9. Welcome Home~! What a beautiful reunion. It gave me goosebumps looking at the images of such a lovely family

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  10. What heartwarming photos! Thanks for sharing them.

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  11. What an awesome sight that must have been and so emotional. I am glad he is home with his family. See you later today.

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  12. OH Patty, what sweet pictures of their reunion! Little Emily looks so happy to see her daddy! :) So precious.
    How have you been sweet girl? I have missed talking to you SO much...well typing anyway! lol I'm so behind on my blog reading that I don't I'll ever catch up! I've been working on my dining room non-stop this summer, and haven't had time to do much else. (except for an occasional swim and picnic with my boy!) ;-)
    Hope you're having a blessed summer!
    Stay cool...we have 100 degree temps..AGAIN! shew!
    Love ya
    Missy

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  13. Such touching pictures. I'm sure those were very special moments and we are glad he's home safely.

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  14. Beautiful pictures! Your grand daughter is so lovely. I am glad he is back safely with his loving family!

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  15. Heartwarming...thank you for sharing!

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  16. Oh this is priceless!
    Beautiful shots of their love for each other!
    Thanks for sharing ...bringing a tear to my eye.
    So glad he's safe and home with his lovely family xo

    Deborah xo

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  17. Such a sweet post. Many blessings to this family and so much gratitude for their sacrifice. Your Emily is a BEAUTY!

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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  18. Please welcome him home for all of us. These pictures are so heartwarming.

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  19. The photos speak volumes. I hope you will relay the pride we have for our soldiers. They truly are a special group as are their wives and families. I am standing and applauding.

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  20. That is just beautiful Patty...Wow
    Lol Karen x

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  21. The pictures say it all! Welcome Home!

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  22. oh man, that's awesome! thanks goes out to all those who serve our nation...

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  23. Oh My Gosh, you're precious photos brought tears to my eyes and a lump to my throat! Welcome Home.

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  24. What precious photos. My stepson is stationed in Hawaii. Still trying to swallow that lump in my throat. 1st grandbaby is on the way. His ship is the Abraham Lincoln.

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  25. Patty,
    Precious photos!!! I adore the final one where little Emily protrays,"Safe in my Daddy's Arms"! Brings back the memory of "Mr. Ed" returning home at KCI airport during his last unaccompained tour of Service before his retirement. He questioned where our oldest son was after hugging me and our youngest son. My reply with tears and smiles was, "Look up"! Our oldest son had grown taller than his Father the year of his absence! What a treasured memory in our family!!! So~o~o glad your daughter and family have been happily re~united...God bless them all!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  26. Beautiful pictures. But if your SIL reads this he will tell you he is a Sailor, not a soldier. Trust me. I am a Marine wife.
    I am not trying to be smart alecy or critical but our military members are proud of their branches.

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  27. A picture is worth a thousand words..Welcome home and Thanks!!

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  28. The most precious pictures..I can't imagine either...I have waited for someone before but in a different circumstances.. I waited a year and that was difficult...Sweet sweet pictures...have a great new week with love Janice

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  29. these moments are awesome. i also felt the joy..

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  30. I admit those photos give me a lump in my throat, too! It's such a sacrifice to make! ~ Maureen

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  31. Oh Patty. Your post tugs at my heart. Such a sacrifice to be away for so long. My deepest thanks to your son in law for his service to our country.

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  32. Precious pictures . . . such a sweet look on your granddaughters face!

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  33. Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos with us. So glad he is home with his family now.

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  35. Love these pictures; they are gorgeous and priceless. I especially love the one of your SIL and his daughter...the smiles on both their faces says it all. :-)

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  36. A beautiful moment captured in photos. So glad he's home with family.

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  37. So happy for the family! This brings tears to my eyes : )

    Danielle

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  38. Oh-those pictures bring tears to my eyes. He is such a beautiful man and the whole family is just beautiful- xo Diana

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  39. What a beautiful reunion! God bless you all.

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  40. What a sweet post. I can only imagine the emotions in welcoming home your sailor SIL. Your granddaughters face says it all. What a joy to see such a sweet reunion. Thanks for sharing this happy occasion with us.

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  41. Oh my! How totally beautiful! Kit

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  42. These pictures are heartwarming, having a family member such as son, daughter or father or mother living for deployment will make you sad and also very joyful when these men come home as heroes of our nations.

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