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Sunday, February 19, 2012

I'm Back!

I'm back from my time away and can now tell you what I was doing.
Andy is back from Afghanistan!
We went to the big Welcome Home ceremony when his battalion flew in to Kentucky, but couldn't put it on the internet until after they arrived for security reasons.
We were planning to drive 2 vehicles down there; a rental car for us and Andy's jeep.
However, one hour into the drive our plans changed:

Yes - that's Andy's jeep. Although we had it checked before we left, it developed some problems and had to be towed. We spent an hour waiting for a tow truck, and then packed everything into our car for the rest of the trip.
This was a reminder of how God watches over us. We had planned to drive the jeep down and rent something to drive back up. We had trouble getting a rental, so we ended up with 2 going down. We were complaining about driving separately and the cost of gas for 2 cars. You would think we would learn! - God knows best! What trouble we would have had if we hadn't had another car to finish the trip in.


The remaining drive went smoothly and we arrived in Kentucky a little after 6pm. This was the scene behind our hotel room.
Tomorrow I'll share pictures of the wonderful homecoming!

20 comments:

LuAnn said...

EXCITING !!!!!!! so glad h is back on US soil.

Can't wait to see the next group of pictures !!

sara said...

That is awesome!!! Can't wait to see more pictures!

Brenda said...

That's great Mari! You have to be so relieved. Praise God!

Betsy said...

Oh, how exciting! Glad it all came together how it was supposed to, even if it wasn't the original plan! :)

Terra said...

How lovely to welcome your hero back home.

Erika Jean said...

Glad to hear the family is back together and you were able to make it there for the homecoming!

Sylvia said...

No doubt at all that you are having some great times together of catching up and just being together. Enjoy every minute.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

{{{Mari}}}......so happy and filled with tearful joy for you and your family to have your son back on HOMEland!!

God IS watching over us...always.

Welcome back to blogland, and I truly look forward to all the story and photos.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

How exciting!! So glad you made it there safely and I'm looking forward to hearing about your reunion!

sabri said...

Ha! A visit to my neck of the woods..hope you enjoyed your stay..~sabri~

Connie said...

Glad to hear your son is home. Enjoy your time with him.

Betty said...

So good to see you back to blogging Mari. And so happy for your son coming home. I bet it was a sight for sore eyes. Loved the pics on fb!

EG Wow said...

You must feel so wonderful now that Any's home. The Jeep's breakdown added to the adventure, I guess. :)

Susan said...

Soooo happy for you all, Mari. And yes, when will we learn - God knows best!!!

Raise Them Up said...

Yay! I'm glad it was a happy reason that had you away from your computer! And glad Andy's home!

ancient one said...

Congrats on the happy reunion... GOD is so good to us!!

Sue O said...

So happy for you, Mari. Our boy is due home in a few weeks, although we won't get to go to the homecoming.
Funny how things work out when we least expect it, isn't it?

Beth said...

How wonderful! So glad all went well and that you're home safe. Looking forward to the pictures.
Your heart must have been overflowing when you first caught sight of your son!

Pat said...

OK, fess up...how much laughing went on during your visit? I'm thinking a whole lot!
I"m so glad the Lord went before you and kept you safe.
So glad Andy is home and so glad to have to back blogging!

Maple Lane said...

Wonderful news! Like many others, I look forward to more pictures. Praise the Lord for this hero's safe return.