I can’t begin to tell you the emotions we all felt when this plane touched ground carrying our son and all the other soldiers who left one year ago for Afghanistan.
There were cheers, tears and hugs among all who were there to welcome home their son, daughter, husband, wife, brother, friend, etc. at the 101st Airborne Welcome Home Ceremony.
It was hard to spot your loved one from a distance, as we all tried to pick out our loved one from the line of soldiers.
It seemed as if they had all passed by us, when we spotted Jordan. We were thrilled just to see him. And when he was close enough, we yelled his name and he spotted us with a big smile.
It doesn’t seem like much, but all of Jordan’s personal belongings for his year in Afghanistan were stuffed in that one pack as well as all the soldiers.
They stowed their gear and all marched into the hangar for a brief welcome home ceremony. We really didn’t hear the words spoken, because we were busy trying to spot Jordan amongst his fellow soldiers.
After the ceremony, we had 15 short minutes to hug and talk to Jordan. It felt so good to have him home on US soil.
Thanks to all of you for the sweet comments and emails that we received as we waited for our son to arrive home safely. Your prayers, love and support touched our hearts deeply.