Monday, July 9, 2007


Just a quick update....Q is home on leave from Iraq. I picked him up on Thursday...a little earlier than planned...but we made it and we're all together. He called me on Wednesday night while we were at the fireworks show and told me he was in Shannon, Ireland and would be in Atlanta at 7am on Thursday. His plane from Atlanta to Memphis wasn't scheduled until 7pm on Thursday night. I got up early Thursday and just tried to take my time getting ready and stress!! At 7:45 am...he called from Atlanta and said he'd gotten an earlier flight to Memphis and would be there at 9:15 am....oh my gosh!! I woke the kids and hurried to finish getting ready. We arrived at the airport at 9:35 am...he had to wait on us for about 15 minutes, but I'm sure it was worth it! We've just spent the last few days catching up and relaxing. We've visited with his parents and mine and a few couples from church. It was so nice to attend church together as a family yesterday. I have to's been a little weird...we're having to try to find our way with each other again. Almost like strangers, but not quite...we know each other...our past...our history...but the last year has changed us both in subtle ways and it's just a little unchartered at this point. So far so good...and we're looking forward to leaving for Branson in the morning. We're going to spend 5 days there as a family and just hang out. After that, we'll be trying to get in visits with friends and family before he has to head back to Iraq. One good thing as Q has mentioned...when he says goodbye this time...he'll only have around 2 months to go...then home...for good! Well, talk to you all later! Have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

1 comment:

Gary and Vicki Mealer said...

Welcome Home Q!!!! We have all missed you and have been in prayer for your safe return and glad to hear prayers were answered. I hope you enjoy your visit with friends and family and your reunion with Ginger and the children. Hope to see you before you return to Iraq.
Continued Prayers,
Gary and Vicki