Friday, November 30, 2012

HOORAY! No cards today...

Good morning to all of my Blogland friends!

Today is a very special day!  About as special as they get!

By the time you are up and about, and find this post, our DD will be happy dancing like never before. Our dear son-in-law, is home, after 9 full months in Afghanistan!

If you recall, last February 4th, we flew out to Col. Springs to attend their wedding at a beautiful, quaint chapel at Garden of the Gods.  

On Feb. 28th, he left for his third deployment, and was gone until about 3:00 this morning.

Our hearts are so full of joy today, as they are reunited, and can begin their lives together.

I want to take a moment to say thank you to all of you...

Many of you kept the USPS hopping, with deliveries of cards, letters, and packages to both Nick and Melissa. You know who you are!  Thank you for taking the time to brighten their day.
Others, did more than their share of e-mails, comments on Melissa's blog or mine,
and most importantly, there were too many 'knee-mails' to count.

From DH and I, Nick and Melissa, and Nick's family - thank you all so very much.

I ask of you one more tiny favor.  Their base sustained many casualties, and our hearts are breaking for the spouses, parents, and children of the soldiers that are not returning home.  Please take a moment today to send up some prayers for these folks. If you aren't the praying type, hold them close in your hearts and thoughts today.  Many thanks.

Hugs and blessings to each of you.

Patti J. & Family

24 comments:

LeAnne said...

Praise the Lord he is home!! Celebrate!

Olga said...

so haooy for you and your family!!!! I can see you dancing around LOL, prayers going up!!!

Susie said...

Glad he is safe and home.

Grace said...

Oh Patti!!!! This is the absolute BEST news ever!!! I know your mama's heart is singing praises to our Lord for His answers to prayer!!! You will have a MERRY CHRISTMAS for sure!!! Sending prayers for the families who are struggling this Christmas with the loss of their loved ones. A big thank you to your son and all who risk their lives every day for our freedoms!!!

Big HUGS and prayers,
Grace

Lynette said...

That is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you and your family, Patti! Your post did bring tears for the other families, though, and prayers, too.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh what joy! Thank you for sharing Patti. Hugs and prayers.

Cheryl W said...

Such fantastic news, Patti. And, of course, I'll keep the other families in my prayers. Hugs

Netty said...

Such wonderful news Patti, it just couldn't get any better could it....
The services are in my prayers. Annette x

Karen Hasheck said...

So happy to hear this wonderful news for you and your family! What a joyous Christmas season it will be with this awesome gift.

KellyRae said...

The best news ever! So happy for you and your family.

*Vicki* said...

Oh such happy news Patti!! So happy to hear your celebration going on with your whole family. I will certainly keep those special people in my prayers!! Have a joyous weekend!! HUGS :)

Auntie Em said...

So wonderful to hear such great news Patti of the safe return of your son-in-law. A true blessing for your family. Prayers for all those families with out their loved ones this evening. I cannot even begin to imagine their heartache as they cope with the loss.

Carole said...

Oh Patti, I am doing a "Happy Dance." What a wonderful Christmas you will all have ... yeah ... I want to shout it from the tree tops. Wonderful wonderful news dear friend. I am just thrilled and thankful ... God's Blessings on you and your loved ones. Hugs ... Carole

Donna said...

Wonderful news, I will continue sending prayers.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Just had to cry from shear joy! I am so happy for all of you, and I know beautiful Melissa is beyond happy.
Will keep all in my thoughts and prayers.

chatdumpgirl said...

Yay!!!!!

CraftinGranny said...

What a wonderful post Patti!! For sure your family will have a blessed and happy Christmas. Our soldiers and their families are always in our prayers and we are so thankful for their service and dedication. Many blessings to you and yours Patti. "Hugs"

Beate said...

I am so excited for you and your family. Doing the happy dance with you!
Big cyber hugs and silly old grin!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Patti, I am thrilled to hear your son-in-law is home. This has to be the best Christmas present ever!

Melissa said...

Hi Everyone - This is Patti's daughter, Melissa. I just wanted to thank you for the cards Nick and I received. We're so thankful that he's back home, and we're making the most of the few days we each have off before we both start back to work next week.

Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks again for your cards, thoughts and prayers!
Melissa

Pam Sparks said...

so happy for you all! I'm sure your hearts are over flowing with thanksgiving! God bless you all!

Sue said...

Could not be happier for all of you. Know the struggle the past months have been. So glad Nick is home, safe and sound. As you celebrate your loved ones homecoming, so good of you to remember those families that have lost someone. Hope they can finally rest, relax and catchup while they have a few days off together. ABSOLUTE BEST NEWS!

EXTRA BIG HUG
Sue

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am sorry I am so late posting to this entry. God is good, and I am so happy for all of you, PJ! Prayers are going up, as they have everyday. I am so happy you will all have a wonderful Christmas together.

Amanda Mertz said...

I'm so happy for your family to have your son-in-law back home and safe! A truly wonderful reason to celebrate!