Brandon's mom and I tried to fill it as best we could, stretching out breakfast and walking around the Gateway mall. But there was good news! Brandon called about 12:30ish to let us know he was boarding the plane and would get home about 45 min. earlier than planned. I rushed and called everyone who was coming and let them know to get to our meeting spot asap! We all met up and made the short drive to the hanger where they would be flying into. My butterflies were going nuts! I was so nervous/excited. Finally, after what seemed like HOURS (which in reality was only about 30 min!) the plane landed. They passed, circled around and rolled through the water from the fire trucks to a stop right in front of where we were standing. The door opened and it felt like my stomach was in my throat! Brandon was about the 5th person off the plane. I was shaking I was SO excited! As he shook all of the important peoples hands I fought and squeezed my way to the front of the crowd and ran out to him. Being in his arms again was the most amazing feeling in the world. Words will never be able to explain what I felt. It was like falling in love all over again in those moments. All of that waiting, the tears and the fears all disappeared. Nothing that happened in those 5 long months mattered. All that mattered was that he was home safe and sound and I didn't have to let him go again. I get all teary eyed thinking about it! For most of the night it was almost not real. I keep thinking that I'm going to have to say goodbye again. I don't think it will be totally real until I get to bring him home for good! All I can say is that it is the BEST feeling I've ever felt. My hero is finally home.
This will be the last post for a while. I just want to enjoy my husband as much as I can!
Thank you for all of your continued support. It means more than you know!