I made it 12 seconds into this video before the blubbering began. 10 minutes and a half a roll of toilet paper later my eyes were all but swollen shut and I'd run out of snot. I know this feeling. I've felt this feeling. Its an awesome feeling like no other.
Thank you to Every soldier, past, present and future for what you do, what you sacrifice and what your families sacrifice. I do appreciate you.
My mother would kill me if she knew I posted these pics. lol
This is the first time my mom is seeing Lauren in 6 months. It was the first 6 months in the military so it was new to all of us, not just Lauren. November through April is a long time to not see your beloved grandchild. Especially when you witnessed her birth, watched her grow up through the school years (sometimes living in your house), see her graduate high school and then see her off to Boot Camp. She didn't go to Laurens PIR (graduation) from Navy Boot Camp that January because she doesn't fly. Not even for her beloved granchild.
It would be 4 more long months after that graduation before her grandbaby sailor could come home on leave.
Anxiously we wait. We know the flight has landed. Where is she???
THERE SHE IS!!!
This is 6 months of missing all wrapped up in 1 minute.
Still she cries!!
Her grandparents couldn't stop touching her.
I get it. During PIR weekend, I couldn't touch her enough either. I still can't when I see her. lol
1/2 day of work for me Friday and its all about the beach for the next 3 days.
Have a fantabulous Friday and weekend all. muahs!