07
Oct
09

He’s back.

Supporting those who fight for our Flag, Motherhood and Apple PieThank you God, he’s back.

He’s home.

He’s good.

Sure, there are lots of adjustments.   He’s been changed deeply by this experience, there’s no question or doubt about that.  In no way should these words  seem to diminish what he’s gone through, the enormity of what he’s seen and participated in. We’ll get to that later.

Right now, that doesn’t matter.

Right now what matters is the look on his face as he teaches his baby nephew how to scoot along the floor, pushing off his hands.

Right now what matters is the strength in his hug as he greets all his sisters coming through the door.

Right now what matters is the connection between two veterans, Grandfather and Grandson, as they lay eyes on one another, after enduring the uncertainty of whether this day would ever come.

Right now what matters is the hooting and hollering watching the Twins beat Detroit for the American League Central Division Title.

Right now what matters is how natural it is to have him go up and check on the roof, and report why we’re seeing moisture in the family room walls.

Getting back to normal, getting back to routine, getting back.

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5 Responses to “He’s back.”


  1. 1 Corrie
    October 8, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Thank God he’s home!

  2. 2 Cynthia Mills
    October 16, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I rejoice with you–Lana (deployed in Afghanistan) is now back in Germany. And I’m also breathing a sigh of relief, even though I know that the safest place to be is where HE has you. Lana reminds me to pray for all our men and women in war zones—she’s emotional about the dear friends she left behind.

    God bless you and your family
    Thank you for reaching out to me, even though I did’nt respond, it meant a lot to me. I had to get in a quiet place–if you know what I mean.

    Sincerely
    Cynthia Mills

    • 3 applepiemom
      October 17, 2009 at 5:54 pm

      Cynthia –
      Your strength is both inspirational and humbling to me. Your bravery is only surpassed by your faith.
      I hope our paths cross, someday.
      Hugs, jrp

  3. 4 Jim Fischer
    October 17, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Right now what matters is he knows that we are all thankful for his service.

    Thank You.


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