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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Grains of Gratitude - The Homecoming

108 comments:

Brent & Jodie said...

Yep, that pretty much says it all. So happy that Joe is home safely and that all is well. Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!! Loved Kayla's reaction upon realizing her Daddy was actually in the airport and how she ran into his arms.... brought tears to my eyes.... :)

Anonymous said...

sorry that last comment was from Mom/grandma

Anonymous said...

This is...bar none...the best Grains of Gratitude you have ever posted!!!

I hope your family has a wonderful Sunday with daddy!

Rebecca and Miss E

Christina said...

OH I have tears in my eyes!!!! How sweet, she sure loves her Daddy! I am so glad he is home and safe!!!

Leanne said...

I cried too...
I'm SO HAPPY for you all!
Thank you, Lord, for bring Joe home safely!

Heather said...

I am so happy for you guys!! J. said tell Joe welcome back and thanks for keeping him company on the plane :) Enjoy your time!

Tarrah said...

Oh Michelle, I had tears in my eyes! What a beautiful reaction from kayla. I'm so glad he's home, enjoy your time together!

Karly said...

Happy tears for you. So glad Joe is home safe and sound with you and Kayla.

Michelle said...

oh my gosh, that made me cry! Glad he is home safe & sound.

Jessie said...

Glad he's home safe and sound where he belongs. That was so sweet!

Sue said...

Oh, that brought me to tears. I'm so glad that he is home safe! Enjoy having him home!

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Oh my goodness. That brought tears to my eyes, and Gabi jumped up next to me when she heard your voice asking Kayla "Who do you see?" Gabi seen Kayla giving her Daddy a big hug and Gabi said, "awwwwww."

Welcome home Joe and Thank you for serving our country!

andria said...

Way to make me cry this morning!

I am so happy Joe is home safe and sound!

A Chelsea Morning said...

He's home. Hooray! And I'm sitting here with big tears rolling down my face because this was just so moving, Michelle.

Cate said...

Made me cry, too.

Welcome home!

Michelle said...

YAY!!! So glad that he's home!!!!

Kathleen Marie said...

You really should have had a "tissue alert"! That is so precious! I can image you are beyond overjoyed!

LauraJ said...

He's home?!! Oh he's home!!!! Hooray!!! Safe and sound and home!!!
Now I must find a tissue!!

Laura said...

Welcome Home Joe!!!! Thank you!!

That was beautiful Michelle, brought tears to my eyes too!
I'm so happy for all of you! :)

Mama Mia said...

Thank you for sharing such a special moment for your family! I am so glad that he is home safe & sound. Tell him THANK YOU for serving our country!

P.S. I cried too... :-)

Pam said...

What a precious, sweet moment, Michelle!

Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us.

It made me all misty eyed, too!

I'm so glad for all of you that Joe is home safely.

God's blessings on your whole family . . . that little one, too!

Glo said...

Tears of joy filled my eyes,what a special moment you have recorded. Welcome home Joe,enjoy your family time.

Karen said...

Oh I just cried and cried and still am! How awesome and wonderful. You are reunited with great joy - can imagine you all chatting into the wee hours!

Courtney said...

I'm in tears!
So happy for you guys!!!!

Me said...

Aww for some reason my silly computer couldn't load it! I'll have to come back later and try again! How wonderful that you've got Joe home though!! :)

Trace

Jen said...

That was just a perfect day.....I'm glad he is home and you have some help. You made it through. Enjoy life sweetie and put your feet up. Daddy is home.

Type (little) a said...

I actually cried when Kayla realized who was coming.

Congratulations on Joe finally being home.

GrumpyBear in Blue said...

The look on Kayla's face when she realized her Daddy was home brought tears to my eyes! I'm so glad that he made it home safe to you!

Shelley said...

Oh, I just love homecomings!!!! Welcome home to Joe!

Beck said...

He's home! I'm bawling my eyes out - I'm SO HAPPY for you.

Siobhan Marie Tully said...
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Siobhan Marie Tully said...

That was such a lovely clip, I am soooooo glad Joe has returned safe and sound to you. I had tears in my eyes.....


xxxx

Beth said...

I am in tears watching this! Am SO thankful that he is home and safe!!! Thanks for sharing the video and for Joe's service for our country! Take good care of each other!
~Beth~

Tammy and Parker said...

Okay. That was a total tear jerker. I'm so thrilled for you guys!

Kacey Bode said...

That totally made me sob. That was so sweet, so glad Joe came home safe and sound!

Nisa said...

I'm cryin'!! Welcome home, Joe!!

jessica said...

Oh Michelle, I have tears in my eyes! I'm so happy Joe is home safe and sound. That is the best Grains of Gratitude ever!

Melody and Doug said...

Oh wow!!! Welcome back!!! I am so happy for you guys.

RK said...

Yay!!! So glad the family's all back under one roof!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

LOVE It...I am in tears....when she realized it was daddy it was just beautiful.

Katie said...

Oh here come the tears...
The expression on Kaylas face when she realised who was there was just so beautiful :)
Welcome home Joe!!!

xxoo

~Melissa~ said...

Oh that just made me teary! I'm so glad you are all together again!!

Nicole said...

Just found your blog today. Absolutely precious. Kayla is beautiful. Congrats on the new baby!

Mom/Mil/GM said...

Welcome home my wonderful son!! The love that shines in Kayla's eyes for her Daddy sure is something to see. Thank you Michelle for sharing such a special time and moment with all of us.

chelle said...

Oh you guys!!! I am so happy for you! I am crying oh gosh!! I am so happy for your family!!!

PEA said...

Oh Michelle, crying here! I didn't realize that Joe was due home already:-) The look on Kayla's face and the intake of breath she does when she finally sees her daddy is beyond precious. Enjoy having Joe home!! Has she let go of him yet? lol I'm just sooo happy for all of you! xoxo

Anonymous said...

I have tears running down my face!

Welcome home, Joe!

Rachael & Anna Grace

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet video...I watched it twice!!!!

Rachael

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Oh Michelle! Thank you for sharing. That was so beautiful. Welcome home Joe and thank you for the work you've done for us. We are so thankful to have you home safe and sound.
I'm so happy for all of you!!

amy flege said...

oh that melted my heart.. not to mention all the goosebumps i have now and cant get rid of!!!

O Mama Mia said...

Uhhh... Kleenex moment?
I'm BAWLING!!!!
I'm so happy for you that he's home safely!!

Tracey said...

I'm SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!!! Got me crying before bed and everything... Michelle, I'm thrilled that he's home safely. Her face was just precious when she realized who was across the building...

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

THANKS FOR THE TEARS!!! I have them running down my face!!!! I am so very happy for you guys. I bet this is gonna be a good night for your entire household!!! Praise the Lord Joe got home safely. A happy day indeed. My heart is singing for you!!!

ABW said...

Welcome home Joe!

Absolutely priceless....

K.T. is Mommatude said...

Tears....So happy that Daddy is back home for you and Kayla and the baby who is soon to be here!!!

Jo-Ann said...

I don't even know you and I'm bawling! What a wonderful reunion -- thank you Joe for serving this great land and protecting our freedom -- welcome home to your sweet family!

Karen said...

I couldn't get the video to play. We're having computer problems, but I'll try again. I'm SO glad that Joe is home, and Kayla has her daddy there.

Every minute counts.... said...

crying here...totally tears of joy!! I am so glad Joe is home safe and sound!

Noel

Lianna said...

Welcome Home Joe to your Beautiful Family! I am so happy for all of you! Gee, here I am, morning coffee by my side, crying! LOL! Tears of JOY for your family! *Big hugs!

Amber said...

Another one over here crying. Such a special special video...thanks for sharing. And WELCOME HOME to Joe!!

mum2brady said...

Okay - I have tears in my eyes! This wins the award for the BEST Grains of Gratitude EVER!!! Welcome home!!!!

DeAnna said...

Oh, I just sat here and cried. That is so precious! I can remember my dad being away and when he got back being so excited. That is so sweet, it looks like neither one of them wanted to let go! Praise the Lord for Joe's safe return!!

smileymamaT said...

oh...sniff...
could you find some free tissues for next Freebie day? 'cause I'm all out now... that was wonderful and I am so happy for Kayla and her Daddy and for you.
Thank you for sharing that tender moment.
T

Me said...

OMG...tears came streaming down here!!! What a great reunion. Glad he is home safe.

Killlashandra said...

YEAH!!!

You made me cry this morning. Thanks for the video. :)

Amy said...

Praise the Lord!!! God is so good. You do enjoy making us cry though, don't you? :o) But they are tears of happiness for all of you!

Welcome Home Joe ~ and THANK YOU!

Julie said...

That was beautiful. Glad he is home.

Tricia said...

This made me cry and cry! I am so glad you are all back together safe and happy. Welcome home, Joe!

Corey~living and loving said...

Darn it woman! I hate crying at work. It totally gives me away. LOL

I am so over the moon happy for you all! Thank you for sharing that with us. wonderful!

Tammy said...

Wonderful!!!!! I am SO happy for you guys!!!!

Anonymous said...

How sweet!! I was smiling the whole time while the tear were coming down my face. I am so thrilled for you both that Joe is back home!
love ya all, mimi

Tanya said...

Oh that was such a great clip!! I don't know how you were able to film it - I would have been a bawling wreck :) I'm all teary just from watching it.

joan said...

Oh Michelle,

That was so special. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Loved seeing it and am so happy for you all.

Cindy said...

I'm rejoicing with you!!! And crying, too!

Thank you, Joe, for serving. And thank you, Michelle, for sacrificing so he could. You two humble me.

Kerry said...

Ugh, I can't get the video to work! There must be too many people viewing it right now :) Congrats! Didn't those months FLY by?? LOL I'm sure not. So glad everyone is safe!!! I will keep checking to watch it~

Julie aka Gigi... said...

How wonderful!! I'm so glad he's home safe and sound.

Princess Morgan said...

TOTALLY BALLING HERE! How sweet!!! Welcome home Joe. So glad to see you safe & back in the arms of loved ones.

Cheri said...

*tear*

Glad he's home. Thank you to your entire family.

Shelley said...

Lovely to know that you are all together again - the video was absolutely precious! Thanks for sharing it - a wonderful grains of gratitude.

Omaha Mama said...

Oh my. Shouldn't have watched that one before work, it made me cry!

Sara said...

Oh Michelle that brought tears to my eyes! The look on Kayla's face when she saw her Daddywas priceless!!!!

Beth said...

So, I watched again and cried again! I love that you posted this. I think it is so important for everyone to understand the sacrifices our armed forces are making everyday to preserve and protect our freedom! God Bless your family!
~Beth~

Anonymous said...

Watched it for the hundredth time and it always, ALWAYS, brings tears to my eyes. My husband works out of the country so I can totally relate to this homecoming sorties. Thanks for sharing.

Cheche (mommy to Raphael, ds)
Philippines

Kari said...

I am so Happy Joe made it home safe. What a precious moment! Thanks for the Happy cry :)

camille said...

YAAAAAY! That's so wonderful, I'm so so happy he's home with you. YAAAAAAYYY!

Tara said...

Wow-brought tears to my eyes. I'm so glad he made it home safely. I've got goosebumps.

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

I actually put on make-up today. THAT was a waste. Most of it is running done my face now. You guys are the sweetest family!!!
I'm so glad Joe is home, safe and sound and that you all are together again. Tell him thanks for going over there for us!!!
:)
Kari

Nancy said...

Now my makeup is running. :)

Somehow the world just seems that much more "right" today. Thank you for sharing such a personal moment. You made my day.

Heidi said...

Wow, oh WOW! That is just a beautiful video. I loved her reaction when she realized it was her daddy! I know you are just happy he is home . . . now enjoy each and every minute!

Heather said...

Wow, I just happened upon your blog today and it made me cry. My husband is currently deployed to Iraq...I can't wait for our Daddy moment! I'm so happy for you guys! Come check out my blog sometime: http://redmay323.blogspot.com/
Heather

Kerry said...

Finally got to see it... crying of course! Loved Kayla's reaction. :):):)

PastorMac's Ann said...

Oh Michelle, I'm so happy for you all that Joe is back home safely! Praise the Lord. Thanks for sharing this special moment with us. ;-)

Mike said...

You'd probably not be able to read this (me being #94). But, welcome home to your husband and great and happy days ahead for the four of you.


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

http://www.mikeleonen.com/

Melissa said...

Oh, I'm crying like a baby! I'm so glad that daddy is home, safe and sound!
Melissa (and Garrett and the rest)

Bennetts said...

Oh Michelle That made me cry! I am so glad Joe is home safe and sound!

Sniz said...

This is so touching and beautiful. I cried. Bless Joe for his service and I'm so glad he's home! What a blessing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy & Emma said...

Tears of joy at seeing the two of them together. Glad to know Joe is home. Love to you all!

Bonnie said...

THAT made me cry !

Mayhem And Miracles said...

Oh Michelle, I'm crying while smiling from ear to ear! Yay! Thank you Joe so much for all you did over there and for coming home safely to your pretty girls! I love that ya'll will have a few weeks together to let the anticipation build for your next giant life change. I'm so happy you are all together again - all FOUR of you!!!

Mindy said...

Welcome home Joe!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

We all gathered around the computer and watched the video. Amazing! We are SO happy for you. Enjoy breathing the same air again!

Welcome home Joe!!!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

AWWW SO glad he's home! That brought tears to my eyes. Kennedy misses her daddy so much! Congrats on getting life back to "normal"... snoring and all!

Christina said...

I am so happy Joe is back!
That went by fast! Or?

i should be folding laundry said...

What a great video. I am in tears! Welcome home!

Corina said...

Wow!! This little video brought tears to my eyes. How beautiful!
I just stumbled onto your blog thru the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival and I'm smitten. :)

Jenny said...

This is so sweet! I cannot wait for that day!

Susie Q said...

What can we say except...God Bless you all and Welcome Home Joe.
Homecomings are always so sweet...each one of ours is fully ingrained in my memory.

Hugs to you all,
Sue