Tuesday, January 27, 2009

from our family to all of you



thank you all for the wonderful words and support you have shown our family.

for all you ladies of 142 who still have your husbands gone, when this moment happens to you, it will make it all worth it. we'll be there with you when they get off the plane in about a month. can't wait to see you all.

35 comments:

Nash said...

SO happy for you. Can't even imagine.
Have a great time.

linda said...

That smile on his face says it all...and I'm sure yours was twice as big. Tell him 'Thank You' for me and my family, we appreciate not only his sacrifice, but yours as well!

The Kings said...

he shaved for you too! so glad you're family is back together again. look how strong you are vanessa...you made it through a whole year!!!

Camille said...

brought tears to my eyes. you. are. awesome.

Janis said...

A priceless photo. I'm so glad this day is finally here for you.

Congrats to both of you and deepest gratitude. Always.

Sew Many Ways... said...

so very,very happy for all of you!!Enjoy every second of it.

nicole said...

that photo says everything. thank you both for everything you do for this country.

Cara said...

Oh I am so happy for you! I know how awesome that moment is to have them back- mine was only gone for 9 months so I could not imagine a year- kuddos to you for getting through! Enjoy your reunion! : )

burg3g said...

I watched the news last night to see if I could spot you. Yea, for us that this year is finally over.

Ashli said...

It's amazing how a photo can do so much. Sooooo glad that you made it through this with such a great spirit! Enjoy!

Mrs. Trixi said...

Congratulations, V. It just gives me chills. I am so glad your family is whole once again. God bless your family for your service!!!

rachel griffith said...

totally crying here.
i. am. so. happy.

LizzieD said...

*Praise*God*!!! Another soldier home..... safe and sound!!!!!!! Blessings and hugs to your family!!!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

that's the smile of a man happy to be home!!! and probably thinking about kissing his beautiful bride!!

Christina said...

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Double D said...

G.I. Joe looks so tough...wow! Congratulations! We are so proud of you both! love ya Joddy

another amy said...

Yay! So happy for (and proud of) your family.

girlsmama said...

Yay! He looks overjoyed to see you! I'm sure the feeling was mutual. Welcome home J!

Mamie said...

I'm so happy for you! Thank you for sharing your journey with us in blogland. Tell your husband we thank him too!

Tanya said...

i just saw this on your facebook...I am so excited for you and your family! Thanks V's GI Joe!!!

Cannon Clan said...

so glad he is home safe and in your arms. i am so happy for you! what a great day.

Gayle said...

HOORAY! I'm so happy for you and your family!

At Home In Georgia said...

YOU MADE IT!!!! Enjoy the magic of those first few days back together again.

Brandy said...

Congrats on your husband's safe return! I can't imagine how elated you must be right now! Have fun with him, and enjoy watching your kids be with him again!

Marci said...

YAY!!! don't you just love the feeling when they come in on that plane? it makes you proud to be an american...

i'm so happy for you that he's home safe.

twinkle twinkle baby, twinkle twinkle said...

I am so Happy for you! Congrats, i cant even imagine how excited you are!

Deeanna said...

I'm glad you're planning on making the trip to welcome the rest of the gang home. There will be thousands of people there again, but hopefully we'll meet up with you. Keep your cell phone handy! I was hoping to see you guys on the news...but, so glad to see great photos on your blog. Keep blogging!! I love it!

Laura said...

What an incredible moment for your family! Precious picture.

Inspired Kara said...

YAY! So happy for your family!!

Mimi Sue said...

He is just the cutest! Enjoy every minute. And thank you both. Mimi

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog for some time. Thanks to your husband and your family for your sacrifices. You are great examples to us all.

Rambling Girl said...

The thanks goes to you and your family for just the fact that your hubby is protecting my freedom. With tears in my eyes I thank you so much for sharing this private time with your fellow bloggers.

K said...

The only picture missing is the matching, huge smile on your face! I am so happy for you. Please tell your husband (and yourself and your family) thank you from my family!

Bonnie said...

I cannot remoember if I have commented on this yet r not. I lvoe this photo of Jake. This should be on the front of a magazine or something. It just says so much about you and him and the sacrifice and patriotism and gratitude and I love it. I'd love to write piece about the men and women who serve using this picture. It says it all!

Team Clark said...

Welcome home, Jake! So glad you made it back safe.
Hope you get some sleep, Vaness!

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