Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Peter is Home Safe and Sound!!



The day we had been waiting for finally arrived, Peter came home! (I am not sure if it is possible but it seems like he has gotten a little taller). His flight finally arrived at 9:00 last night in Amarillo. He was exhausted but so glad to be on American soil. 
While we were waiting for his bag, he told us a really fun story about arriving in Dallas. The plane he flew into Dallas on was filled with about 120 soldiers, all arriving from Kuwait. He said, when they landed, two fire trucks saluted the plane buy spraying water high into the air. Then when they entered the terminal, he could hear them announcing their arrival over the intercom. Peter said, "Mom, I felt like a celebrity!". There was over 500 people standing and cheering when they walked through. There were people of all ages greeting them and thanking them for serving our country. He told us of a sweet elderly gal waving pom poms and giving them all hugs as they came by.
We are so grateful to those people! Peter and his fellow soldiers had been trying to get home since Thursday. That alone made it all worth while.
As we stood and waited for his bag, others came up and shook his hand or patted him on his back and thanked him. His tired eyes lit up and he flashed his little boy grin. My heart swelled. I am so happy to have him home!

8 comments:

Enjoying the journey... said...

Welcome Home Peter----and THANK YOU!

Rachel said...

Welcome Home Peter. Thanks for sacrificing and serving our country for our freedom. You are always in our prayers.

Time Flies said...

We are proud of you Peter! Thank you for serving our country. Ilene, I know you are happy to have him home! I love the sign on your house! So much to be proud of and thankful for.

Tom and Terry said...

Peter even though we have never met you, you are one of our family!
We thank you for what you are doing and pray for you daily. Enjoy your time with your family!

Knock On Wood said...

So glad that Peter is home. I was on my way downtown this morning and I saw you taking pictures under the banner you had made. If I would have had my camera I would have stopped and taken a picture of you! You were beaming!!! I know you are so glad to have him home!

Becky Dietz said...

Blessings on you, Peter. I pray you have a restful, fun-filled time at home---with your mom cooking all your favorite foods!

Kara said...
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Kara and Dave said...

I'm sitting here crying. So many emotions for him and he's not even my son. I'm glad he's home. How long is he home for??? Thank you Peter and all the soldiers for serving our country.