Thursday, October 15, 2009

He's home! As of this morning, my son has returned to US Soil after a deployment to Iraq. I will blog more later but right now I just wanted to share my good news. He should be home to our house within a week. Its been a long year and we are much relieved that this journey has come to an end.

Thank you to all the military men and women who serve our country on both domestic and foreign land. Thank you to the families and friends they leave behind who love them and pray for them and miss them.

No one. NO ONE understands what these families go through and the pain they endure unless you have experienced it. If you know of a family with a loved one serving overseas call them up, ask how THEY are doing, ask what THEY need. Sometimes they just need someone to care that they are hurting and missing their someone. They need somebody to say its ok to cry, let me help you. Its a HUGE burden these families carry whether its a son, daughter, mother, father, husband, wife, cousin, doesn't matter - they aren't home and they are missed and worried over in a way few can understand.


Kaylea Cross said...

Yippee! So happy for you and your family, Roni. Give him a hug from me too, and tell him thanks for serving.

Mary Ricksen said...

I am so happy for you Roni. Please thank your son from all of us who respect and appreciate his gift.
To you as a Mom, YEAHHHHH!!
Hug that boy.
By now he has been home and things will be hard for him. It's natural and normal. Tell him to hang in there and hold his head up proud. He is an American Soldier, you can't beat that! Life will get back to normal. Time, it takes what it will.