Monday, September 01, 2008

My Granddaughter is Home From Iraq -- Yea!






We headed for Ft Campbell at 8:30 a.m. and was bussed to where they would get off the plane. Of course we waited and waited for a couple of hours when finally they told us we could go out and watch the it land. It was such a collective sigh to see the airplane finally make touch down. The troops (granddaughter included) got to march right in front of us. We all went back inside where a brief ceremony with them in formation took place. Then we got to hug and greet the them. Afterward we had to wait another couple of hours before we could take them home. I am so glad they are all home safe and sound. My granddaughter is engaged to a real nice fellow soldier Matt. They were deployed together and plan to get married in October.

17 comments:

Craft Diva said...

oh, yay! janet, what a relief that is. and a wedding soon! how much fun is that?! you have a lovely family.

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

Oh the memories that brings back Janet! I know you're ecstatic, and it looks like you'll have a fine addition to your lovely family. xoxo

gail said...

Happy Labor Day Janet. What a wonderful post. You must have been so proud and relieved to have your grand daughter home. Thanks for sharing the pictures of such a special day...luv, gail

Susan said...

And hopefully they are home for good...bless them...
Susan *dutchrose*

cathy said...

I know how happy you must be to have your granddaughter back safe and sound!

Patricia said...

Awww, Janet, those smiles just give me the warm fuzzies. So glad your granddaughter and future grand son in law are home safe and sound. Give them a hug and thank you from me.

Pat

Inka Thomas said...

Wow!!! Now that is an awesome story. Thank your Grandaughter and Matt for serving and to help keep us free!
Inka

Cottage Flair said...

What a wonderful labor Day gift for you. I enjoyed the photos. I'm glad they are home safe and sound.
Jennifer

Susie said...

Hi Janet! Great pictures of your granddaughter's homecoming. Oh to see all those smiles!
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

lisa said...

Janet

I am so glad that your granddaughter is home safe and sound. Her fiance is a cutie, they make a wonderful couple. How special to be able to go and see them come home. Thanks for sharing your day with us.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Such a great post Janet - so glad your granddaughter is home safe!

LADY ROOTS said...

Peaceful greetings from Jamaica. I am so glad your granddaughter returned home to her loving family. My nephew was in Iraq and our whole family prayed for his safety until he returned.

Bless Up,
Lady Roots

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Janet,

I bet you are so happy to have your granddaughter home. That is just wonderful. Congratulations to her and her soon to be hubby!
Carrie

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Janet,

Thanks for sharing the photos of your family. Great to know your grand daughter is back safe and sound! It must be a happy family reunion!

Pei Li

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Hi Janet,
Thank you for sharing this joyous occasion! I'm so happy they are home safe. Please thank them both for their service!! Congratulate them on their upcoming wedding also. Your family has much to celebrate! God bless all of them!

SoCal Helene said...

Hi Janet, it must be such a wonderful feeling to have your granddaughter home safe. Best wishes to her and her sweetheart.
;o) Helene

Shell said...

So glad she is home safe. God Bless America and all those who care for us and this great country we live in.
Hugs,
Michelle