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WHEN WE COME HOME

110509-N-NW961-061 SAN DIEGO (May 9, 2011) Families, friends, and fellow Sailors welcome Sailors assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 5, MSRON 9, and MSRON 3 during a welcome home ceremony moments after their Plane landed at Naval Base Coronado. The MSRON detachments are returning from an six month deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael O'Day/Released)

Every once in a while an event comes along that is tailor made for you.  For me, this event is a military home coming.  It is difficult to put in words the feelings that well up at a home coming.  All the people involved have made incredible sacrifices.
You would think the men, women, and children would only be happy to be reunited.  However, human emotion is far more complicated.
After returning from my second deployment I got off the plane overflowing with joy and fear.  I was very excited to see Julie.  I could not wait to hug her but I was also a little afraid.  Julie and I have a wonderful relationship and I was afraid that something might have changed.  After all I was gone for over seven months.

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Categories: Military
Posted by Michael on May 9, 2011

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