Saturday, November 3, 2007

Boots on the ground



SPC Mark is on the ground and turning in equipment. Family status: Mom - jubilant; Dad - numb; Brothers - happy. SPC Mark is worn out, as expected.

9 comments:

Jan Wesner said...

I'm going out with some friends tonight, and will raise a glass to you and your family! Welcome home, SPC Mark!

liberal army wife said...

welcome home, SPC Mark. Ok, Dad, take a breath, and smile.

LAW

Bonnie said...

Too cool.

Welcome home. It's a nice treat that we can all shre this with you.

Enjoy the family time.

Lisa said...

Welcome Home Soldier! To Mom and Dad, God Bless you and all of your family. Enjoy and cherish your time with one another.

From an Army Mom in Spring Hill, FL.

MightyMom said...

OK, I'm dancing!!
HOME SAFE! HOME SAFE!

DUD DUD DUD...another soldier's safe ta dud dud dud another soldier's safe...and another comes home and another comes home..another soldier's safe!

(OK, it's late and I break into song...forgive me)

so very happy for all of you!!

Thanks to God for this answered prayer!!

Airbornedad said...

Too all, a heart felt thanks. Jan, we raised a glass or two last night. Thank goodness the brew pub was within walking distance of the hotel!

LAW, I'm smiling this a.m. Last year, Mark was home for six days when they received "pre-deployment" orders. Block leave was cut short and off they went for another 10 months. I am thinking this one will hold.

Lisa and Bonnie, Thanks for the sentiments. Mark reads this daily.

And Mighty Mom, there were at least 200 on that plane. Lots of smiles (and hangovers) today.

Becky said...

Thank you God! Enjoy your time with each other & we are so proud of you SPC Mark!

Infantry Dad said...

Funny how you think you know just the right thing to say.
You wait for the day to come, and when it does, all you can do is look at the pictures, breathe a sigh of relief, and grin.
You look marvelous Mark.
Thank you for doing that which few have the (I was going to say balls here, but I won’t) intestinal fortitude to do.
Serve our country.
You’ve been a part of something that you should be very proud of.
As you grow older, you will realize it.
My best to you.
Enjoy your time with family and friends.
You deserve it.

Wiseguy said...

I am learning all these new sayings it raises the hair on my arms. "Boots on the Ground" that got me. So glad Marc got home in one piece May all our children and loved ones come home safe.