I’m so excited to share some of my life with you today.
A little Navy Homecoming Story, if you will…
Tuesday was a huge day for my little family.
(If you follow me on Instagram then you got to see this live!)
My husband, who had been deployed for eight months came home!
For us, eight months translated into many missed holidays and milestones, and my husband watching our daughter grow through pictures and video.
We were so ready to finally have him home. To see our daughter’s little smile in person instead of in photos.
If you have any experience with a military or navy, homecoming it’s full of emotion and excitement. It’s an amazing day! You pretty much run on adrenaline because sleep the night before is nearly impossible, and you have to be up before the sun to beat traffic anyway.
We arrived several hours before the ship came in and visited with our friends.
Once the ship was in view it finally felt real. The sailors were all in their dress uniforms manning the rails.
In true Navy style, it was hurry up and wait. Once the ship had arrived, we waited and waited and waited for them to finally release the sailors. After eight months, those extra couple hours seemed like torture ; )
But all was worth it for this reunion. There was so much anticipation about how our daughter would react to Daddy. She was only four months old when he left. But she looked at him and gave him a big smile and reached for him right away!
Seeing my baby girl with her Daddy again made my heart swell so big.
It was the most incredible day. I’m so thankful to have him home and what’s extra special is that he is home just in time to celebrate our little babe’s first birthday this weekend.
I hope you’ll forgive me if I’m a little distant from the blog over the next few days. I’m busy loving on my sweet little family.