Home at Last!

11 Nov
Our hearts are filled with great delight, excitement, and joy! The long awaited day has arrived – Thomas is home at last! We had missed his presence for 9 weeks due to his training at the Alert Academy in Big Sandy, Texas; but we are overjoyed to have him home again with us. It is an abundant blessing – one which we are exceedingly thankful for!
As I’m sure you can imagine, the drive home from the Philadelphia airport was filled with lots of storytelling! Some stories brought smiles to our faces, some brought astonishment, some brought amazement, but all brought praise to our Lord Jesus Christ. Thomas is very thankful for the opportunity to attend Alert and is looking forward to what the Lord has in store for him in the future!
We are praising our Saviour for His goodness in keeping Thomas safe and healthy during the basic training. The graduation for Unit 38 was held last night to commemorate all of the squad mates’ accomplishments and skills. We wish we could have been there to celebrate along with him but the Lord had different plans.
Here are a few pics from today and I’m sure there will be more to follow in the days ahead! So stay posted!


13 Responses to “Home at Last!”

  1. Homemade Joys November 11, 2007 at 4:00 am #

    I was hoping you would post tonight, with some pictures! πŸ™‚ I’ll stay tuned for more.

    I’m so happy you had such a wonderful reunion. Praise the Lord for His protection and goodness!

  2. Anonymous November 11, 2007 at 4:02 am #

    I missed you while I was away. You did a great job with this post!
    Your photography skills have so increased since I have been away! Great job!!!!
    It’s good to be home!!!
    I Love you, Thomas

  3. Amber November 11, 2007 at 5:00 am #

    How fun! I love the times right after family members come home because of all the stories and the joys of being with them after the separation! What fun memories!

  4. Leanne November 11, 2007 at 12:27 pm #

    What wonderful way to spend Veterans’ Day and to remember those who sacrafice for our freedoms!!
    Thank you, Thomas….
    From a grateful family in Lafayette, Indiana!
    The Heerns

  5. Jen November 11, 2007 at 4:23 pm #

    You must be so glad to have him home! πŸ™‚

  6. Lauren Christine November 11, 2007 at 8:25 pm #

    I’m so happy for you! What a blessing to have your family back together again.

  7. Stinnett Family November 12, 2007 at 2:58 am #

    What great news and pictures! We were glad to share this report in church today as we have been praying for Thomas. Happy Homecoming!! πŸ™‚

  8. Becky K November 12, 2007 at 12:05 pm #

    I just recently found your blog and I love reading it. Your love of God and family shine through with each post. Congratulations to Thomas – I hope he didn’t loathe it too much since I am from Texas and happen to love it. Been through Big Sandy though so I know where he was. What a wonderful pre-Thanksgiving gift!! I look forward to more from you soon.
    Your Sister in Christ….

  9. laura November 12, 2007 at 5:01 pm #

    So happy for your family. It’s always fun to hear all the stories. Makes me look forward to when my bros and sis come home for Christmas!

  10. Under Southern Skies November 12, 2007 at 5:57 pm #

    I love the title for this post! πŸ™‚
    It is always so wonderful when a loved one comes home after being away for awhile. πŸ™‚

  11. anne r November 12, 2007 at 9:34 pm #

    im shure you will have a ton of fun now that Thomas is home!!!!!!!!!111

  12. Morgan November 12, 2007 at 11:08 pm #

    I bet it’s great having Thomas home!!! πŸ™‚

  13. A HEART OF PRAISE November 14, 2007 at 3:54 am #

    It must be nice having your brother home again! πŸ™‚ Nine weeks is a long time!

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