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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

past in picture: march, 2004

In March 2004, we had been married shy of one year, and had spent 3 months of that year together.  It was Brian's first deployment to Iraq.  When he came home safely, it was like the rain stopped falling after a year long flood.  We reunited in a massive gymnasium with hundreds of other families and soldiers reuniting with their loved and missed ones.  The energy was electric, crackling, palpable.  They played Etta James, "At Last."

5 comments:

  1. Probably should have been a disclaimer about tears for that one! Love you both xoxo

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  2. That is one day etched in my memory. I repeat my prayers of thanksgiving now as I remember saying them as you two ran at each other. It was a great day and has produced many more.

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  3. Wow! What a beautiful moment. I always tear up when I see pictures like this and I've never actually known anyone in the military so it seems like a movie. I can't imagine having to be separated like that- such strength.

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  4. Made me cry! I can't imagine what that was like being so new to each other and apart for that long. And Etta James? Oh, what an exciting, emotional day that must've been!!

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