Thursday, August 5, 2010

Letters to my Hero

I guess it is really not right to write to my hero since he is right here next to me. So I thought I would tell you about our day yesturday. I did not tell the kids that Rob was coming home. I honestly was not expecting him until today. He called me yesturday at 6am and said he was in Germany and should be home sometime around 4pm. So we went to counseling and then met friends for lunch. Then we went to Lowe's to pick up something to hold Rob's welcome home sign. I even stopped by the butcher shop and picked up a beautiful steak.

We were not home a hour before it was time to go. I wrote the FRG leader and asked if she had heard when my husband would be in. She said my huband was no longer in this unit and that she had given my name to the person whose unit we were with. She was able to give me a number to call about times. So I called and they said there was a flight at 5:45 and one at midnight. I decided Rob would probably be on the 5:45 flight.

We arrived around 5:30. The kids all brought there welcome home signs. They thought they were there as a practice run. I told them this was a way for them to support soldiers who did not have anyone there.
We waited forever for the soldiers to get off the plane. They were waiting on customs. The whole time Rob is texting me to tell me he is there. When they released the soldiers I told my kids we would leave in just a minute but that I wanted to get a picture of them first. So they let me take one picture, then I saw Rob walking up so I asked them to let me take another one. AS I was taking the picture he said BOO. I do not think they knew how to respond. We all snuggled with Rob for 10 minutes before he got on the white bus to go get his stuff and turn in his weapon. There was only one problem. He flew in with a different unit and no one thought to show up for him. Which meant no one was there to greet him, no one to take his weapon. After several phone calls he was squared away and told he could go. By the way he is still in the same unit. Either I misunderstood her or she was wrong. He was starving and it was 8:30. So we stopped at McDonalds and had dinner. Can you imagine your first meal being a cheeseburger. Before he could come in the house the cat escaped and he was chasing her around the yard. He took a minute to say hi to the dog who was going nuts and did not know what to do when he saw him. Then we put the kids to bed with instructions that if they woke up before us to not wake us. Which is comical because everyone knows I wake up early no matter what.

We have had a wonderful day. He had to go to work briefly but they are giving him tomorow off. Rob has fixed the riding lawnmower, push mower, updated my laptop and the main home computer. Mowed the back yard and put pest stuff down. The kids have not left him alone all day. I mean he does not get a minutes peace. This afternoon he was changing in our room and Hope was looking under the door. I could hear her saying OOH daddy took his pants off, OOH daddy took off his underwear. That was all she could see.
I am so glad he is home. I may or may not be around much this weekend. I plan on spending every minute I can with the man in my dreams.


Jessica said...

What a great story! That is so cool that you didn't tell your kids. I can't wait to see how my dog is going to act when my husband gets back!


Rob, first welcome home and thank you and your beautiful family for all that you do for us. Second.... I am so sorry you didn't get your care package until you returned home!!! I hope you can use the fresh pair of socks and oreos for a special treat for the kids.

SavvyLittleWomen-Kate said...

How awesome! So glad he is back home with you all!

MamaMonkey said...

I have goosebumps! Welcome home!!!! Amazing! Enjoy your reunion and being a family again :) We stopped at McDonald's on the ride home from picking up my hubby too!

Jessicacrow said...

So happy for your family that your hubby is home! Enjoy this special family time =)

mumsnotebook said...

It must be nice having the family back together. Enoy :)

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mannadonn said...

congratulations!!!!!!! I totally had tears in my eyes while reading this. I'm so happy for you and your family. Enjoy every second and don't give this space another thought! We'll be here when you get back...Enjoy!

Mrs. S. said...

How fabulous!! Yay for him being home safe and sound! What fun :)

chubskulit said...

Enjoy! I know how it feels. My husband just retired from the navy this year.

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Motherknowsless said...

Welcome Home Rob and Thank You!
And Thank you Pamela and family for the sacrifice you make. I am so delighted to read a happy homecoming complete with McDonalds and fixing lawnmowers. Great!
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MurdocksMama said...

Oh my goodness...I have no idea how I missed this post but this is wonderful news! So glad he is back home and safely in your arms! I can't imagine what a relief this is for all of you!!

Shmonae said...

What a beautiful day!  Congrats and good to "see" you!

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