Thursday, January 28, 2010

Time Flies.

Today marks the 1 year since my husband returned HOME (safely~Praise God!) from Iraq. I still can't believe that we've had some stability for this long. Life sorta fills like normal, well not really normal due to the obvious, but normal non the less. I thought it would be fun to post some photos taken on that HOMECOMING Day.

Aw, homecoming.......I often wonder if Andy received the same Homecoming in Heaven that Jeremiah received, returning from Iraq. Were there "Welcome Home" balloons scattered throughout the heights of Heaven? Were there family members and friends there to greet, love on and welcome Andy as he was finally Home? How about homemade banners and signs on the walls of Heaven? Or maybe a police escort with sirens blaring as they drove him up to the gates? I guess we won't truly know until we arrive. But I do believe that Andy got an even better Homecoming. Isn't it awesome to be welcomed Home in that way, whether here on earth or in the gloriousness of Heaven. I'll bet our homecomings to Heaven will be more than what we could have ever imagined.

Today also marks 8 weeks since Andy received his eternal reward and was called Home. I don't really have the words that could ever describe the hurt and sadness that I feel right now. I'm at a loss. He is missed terribly and loved more than he will ever know.


  1. I can't believe it's been a year either, and Ethan was so tiny! I'm so glad you all have had some time together as a family. And I bet our homecomings here on earth look shabby compared to what Andy got in heaven:)

  2. Time really has flown. Tim was home for 1 year on the 21st. I don't think anything can compare to our final welcome home. After all, that's really where we belong.

  3. I know, Ethan was such a baby then! Our true Homecoming can't compare to anything down here. And yes, Cynthia, that is truly where we belong. <3