How I Spent My Sunday

Yesterday marked the official day my brother would be home for good after his tour in Iraq. My family and I went to a high school about an hour from home to see his ceremony and bring him home. Following the ceremony, my brother requested McDonalds so we headed off to the nearest Golden Arches. Yum. :)

I have an extremely special picture to share with you. Are you ready? Grab your Kleenex...


 
Now, before I start crying again (as I do every time I look at this picture), I'll share with you my bit of funny. My "little" brother is actually WAY taller than I am. Yesterday, I was wearing about 4 inch heels. Thank goodness I was too. Otherwise, my face would have been in his armpit and I wouldn't have this beautiful moment to share with you. :)

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
our troubles will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself A merry little Christmas now.

 

 

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20 comments :

  1. just looking at that picture gets me choked up too. we are all so grateful to have him home!! yay eric!

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  2. That is a beautiful moment!!! Thanks for my morning cry, it was a good cry and that is the best. I am very happy for the both of you. Please tell your brother THANK YOU, for defending our freedom. I appreciate what he did and continues to do. I am equally glad he is HOME. What a Merry Christmas!

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  3. Hi! Congratulations on the homecoming, that is a beautiful photo. And I second Ann: Thank you from me, too. I'm new to this blog; I saw you were featured on The Ultimate Role Mommy
    Blogroll, too, and wanted to reach out. I put up a post today about two kids vs. three, and was hoping you could join the discussion over at www.lovethatmax.blogspot.com

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  4. What a great day for you and your family! I hope your brother know how greatfull we are for what he does, Thank You!

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  5. NO FAIR!! You got to hug him AND you made me cry at work!! Give him lots of love from me too.

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  6. What a great moment for you and your family! I am very grateful for all the servicemen and women who are fighting for our country! Tell your brother thank you.

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  7. I'm glad he's back, and you guys will even spend Christmas together. How great!

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  8. What a precious photo. It is always hard to have loved ones away protecting our freedom. I bet you are glad to have him back safely.

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  9. thank god he is home.. keep on hugging him... he's gonna need those hugs! and tell him thank you, from all of us.

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  10. Taht is a powerful picture. I'm so happy to have him home for you.
    Merry Christmas.

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  11. Safe and sound, God answers prayers. So happy you have him back!

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  12. That is a great picture!

    Thank you and Welcome Home to your brother!

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  13. What a spectacular Christmas present. Merry Christmas to you and your family and a big thanks to all the men and women who fight to give us some peace!!

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  14. What a wonderful Christmas gift...
    I am so happy for you and your family.
    Merry Christmas!

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  15. WOO HOO!!!!!

    I can't wait for my turn to welcome my brother home too, three more months!!!!!!

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  16. yeah!!! glad your brother is home. what a way to spend your sunday :)

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  17. this is just perfect! i hope you and your family have a SUPER holiday :)

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  18. o yeaaaa
    im so happy hes finally home
    tell everyone merry christmas and for sure the best christmas this year because hes home safe

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  19. What an amazing, beautiful moment. I'm so happy for you and your family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Following In My Shoes

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