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My husband came home from Afghanistan on New Years Eve! This deployment lasted 353 days apart total, lasting from December 29, 2010 to December 31, 2011. It was one long year!
My husband’s career in the military will be ending in 2013, so we are blessed knowing that we are done with deployments – this was our final homecoming.
Back in August, I came across the song After All. I had heard it before, but it was almost like I was hearing it for the first time. And I realized that it was our story in a song. “After all the stops and starts, we keep coming back to these two hearts.” I listened to that song on average about four times a day for the last half of the deployment. I had to listen to it each night just to fall asleep. The tears would flow and I would just imagine the day when we would be reunited again after all this time apart.
The video below shows tells the story of our homecoming in detail. It’s around 10 minutes long but I hope that you will take the time to watch it.
I’ve also added a whole new page on the site for our homecoming story, this video, Youtube clip of the entire ceremony, and photos. There will be a lot of pictures to come as well as an upcoming post about reintegration. Just know that he’s home safe, and we are so happy to have him home for good!