I don't know that I can describe how fantastic it was Saturday night to welcome home Jon and AJ from Iraq. It was an emotional rollercoaster - joy that they were coming home, agony that we had to wait for hours until they arrived, then pure elation as we finally were able to wrap our arms around them and celebrate their safe return.
And there are pictures. Lots and lots of pictures!
Here I am with my cousin, Stacey. Standing around and waiting for her boyfriend, Jon, was almost enough to drive her insane. (She is not really a patient person, you know?)
And she was not the only one anxiously awaiting his safe return. We had all come to welcome home Jon and his friend, AJ.
And then they walked up out of the darkness...