Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Finally Home

We got some great news the other day. Husband’s grandma called and told us that Husband’s cousin arrived safely home from Iraq. We both exhaled and rejoiced. He was there for over a year, and we thought of him and prayed for him every day. Ironically, he is the cousin that we are closest to, even though I have never actually met him and Husband hasn’t seen him in years. Soon after we got married, Husband’s grandma sent us a card and happened to include his deployed address. We sent him a care package with a letter, telling him that we were thinking of him. I included our e-mail address in case he had any requests for future care packages. Later, we got an e-mail from him thanking us, and we started e-mailing back and forth. We talked about our families, our future plans, and our military lives. We now consider him a good friend. It’s funny that the way we got close to him was by the military deploying him so far away. Regardless, we’re so glad he’s home, and we can’t wait to tell him that in person one day.

4 comments:

Leslie said...

That is so awesome. I bet you are so happy and relieved. :)

Angela said...

That is wonderful!!! And such a heartwarming story of how you "know" him... I am sure yall were a welcome friend to him while he was there, and will look forward to seeing yall now too!

Reynie said...

i can't imagine being away from my family and not having email to keep up with them. that's wonderful that it has brought y'all together. Please tell him that your bloggy friends appreciate his service! Glad to hear he made it home safely!

Annie said...

Wonderful! I'm glad he's home safe and sound. Our niece deploys the day after Easter. We are so proud of her and all our soldiers!