97 Responses to And so… He’s Home

  1. Lois June 5, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    This picture makes me cry. I feel for you in the pain of being separated, and rejoice with you in being reunited…and feel for you in the pain of another separation now, in 2010. May God give you strength!

  2. Kim August 25, 2008 at 7:54 am #

    What great news. How wonderful that he is home with you safe and sound!
    I am so looking forward to the day that I can have a post with this title. Only 9 more months for that!

  3. Celeste August 21, 2008 at 8:19 pm #

    Just came upon your blog accidentally and wanted to tell you I’m glad your hubby is home safe and sound! My Marine came home the same day yours did. We probably walked right past each other! Anyway, I hope you guys are sharing some special time together.

    God Bless!

  4. Breanne Vasquez August 21, 2008 at 9:32 am #

    I am so glad for yall! Always nice when they coem home.

  5. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace August 20, 2008 at 10:05 am #

    That is Love.

  6. Becoming Me August 19, 2008 at 2:08 pm #

    Yay!!! And what a gorgeous picture!!!!!! Who took it?

  7. Jessica August 19, 2008 at 11:33 am #

    How exciting!! Congrats.

  8. Joelle August 17, 2008 at 4:34 pm #

    I’m so happy for you!

  9. Rebekah August 16, 2008 at 6:17 pm #

    OK, so I’m finally back on (we got the router all set up, ptL), and of course I came over here first to see the picture. And of course I wanted to cry. I’m so glad that we were able to get most of that stuff taken care of so that now you can just enjoy being with him!! Remember, call anytime you want a day just the two of you! Hugs!!

  10. Steve n Vickie August 16, 2008 at 8:03 am #

    Isn’t it great to be too busy to post!!! We’re happy he’s back, and you have the chance to do all kinds of fun stuff together!!! God is Good!!!

  11. Debbie August 15, 2008 at 7:02 pm #

    I am so glad for you! The picture is great.

  12. marci August 15, 2008 at 2:25 pm #

    Yay! Tell him thank you from me.

  13. Events In The Life August 14, 2008 at 9:58 am #

    I’m happy the good Lord got you both back together. Gladly he’s safe! Best wishes to both of you and the rest of the fam! My grandfather was also in the army.


  14. Katie August 14, 2008 at 8:30 am #

    Praise God! :-) Rejoicing with you…

    Thank you to you and your hubby for your sacrifice and service for all of us.


  15. Brian Megilligan August 14, 2008 at 6:56 am #

    Fabulous picture. Found you thru someone who follows you on twitter. Hope he can stay home for a long time!

  16. sethswifeforlife August 13, 2008 at 2:16 pm #

    Praise the Lord you are together again, as a couple, as a family and in the same state & country!
    May the time you spend together be more precious than ever and made up for time spent apart!
    Love and blessings, and the little video clip of your son is just too precious.


  17. Anonymous August 13, 2008 at 12:39 pm #

    So happy for you all! *hugs* Beautiful picture! A sincere thank you, John, for all you have done to protect the freedom of our country. God bless you!

    ~Allie in KY~

  18. Kimberly August 13, 2008 at 8:32 am #

    What a blessing to see and hear. Enjoy all the time you have together. WE are praying for you all!!

  19. bethany August 12, 2008 at 8:58 pm #

    love, love, love the picture. :) it was amazing being there when he came home. i’m thrilled beyond belief for you guys. i love you so, so much!
    your sissy

  20. Anonymous August 12, 2008 at 8:33 pm #

    So happy for you! I got all teary looking at that picture.Glad you are all together!!


  21. Vivi DiLopes Adams August 12, 2008 at 7:13 pm #

    Beautiful picture! God bless you and your family.

  22. blondevue... August 12, 2008 at 3:09 pm #

    I am so happy for you and your little boys that your husband is home safe.
    God is so good!! :)

  23. Emily August 12, 2008 at 2:21 pm #

    Hurray! I’m so happy for you all!

  24. Patty August 12, 2008 at 2:01 pm #

    Praise the Lord, this is great news!

  25. Under Southern Skies August 12, 2008 at 11:27 am #

    I am so happy for you! The picture brought tears…

  26. Heather August 12, 2008 at 11:24 am #

    So, so thankful and happy for you both! Enjoy being together…I know the boys must be thrilled!

  27. Mrs Pea August 12, 2008 at 11:23 am #

    So happy for all 4 of you. Hope the little ones warm up quickly – mine can be funny when dada is only away 24 hours!

  28. Sara August 12, 2008 at 11:12 am #

    I’m crying for you again. Tears of pure joy and happiness :) I love you guys

  29. lady jane August 12, 2008 at 10:16 am #

    Oh, sweet Lord thank you. <><

  30. Skye Wensing August 12, 2008 at 9:13 am #

    Praise God! I am SO happy for you, Ashleigh!!!

  31. Carla August 12, 2008 at 8:00 am #

    I still have tears in my eyes! I think this is the best picture ever. . . it says SO much!


  32. BrittLeigh August 12, 2008 at 7:26 am #

    OH MY WORD!!!! I am soooo happy for you, Ashleigh!!!! WOW. I’m so excited that you have your man back. (((HUGS)))!!

  33. saraloveseric August 12, 2008 at 6:20 am #


  34. Danielle August 11, 2008 at 11:55 pm #

    Rejoicing for you! The Lord bless you all :) …happiness…

  35. Natalie Nyquist August 11, 2008 at 8:03 pm #

    :lots of tears:

    Some pictures speak a thousand words. This one told a whole book’s worth. And more that can never be put into speech. Wow. :-)

  36. Anna August 11, 2008 at 6:48 pm #

    I discovered your blog via Rocks in My Dryer a few weeks ago and have come to visit several times since.

    This picture is beautiful, and it brought tears to my eyes, though I don’t know you. Your blog is very encouraging.

    I was also incredibly amused by the story of your engagement you wrote several weeks ago. The first words out of my mouth were also, ‘Did you ask me dad?!’


  37. SonReignsRanch August 11, 2008 at 5:10 pm #


    Have been praying for you both all along. Take some much needed time off- Does he get time off right away? Frank always had to go right back to work for about 2-3 weeks before he got leave…. either way take your time adjusting back into things.


  38. Jessica August 11, 2008 at 4:21 pm #

    I’m so happy that he made it home safely! I’m sure your arms are so satisfied now that he’s back in them!

  39. Rocks In My Dryer August 11, 2008 at 4:11 pm #

    I think that’s the sweetest picture I’ve ever seen. So happy for your whole family.

  40. Valerie aka Mamalovelock August 11, 2008 at 4:06 pm #

    That’s wonderful news!! I am so happy for you and your family.

    The picture made me cry. Beautiful picture!

  41. Anonymous August 11, 2008 at 3:33 pm #

    Been checking for this post…. PRAISE THE LORD for your husband’s safe arrival home! Absolutely ***LOVE*** the picture…. brought tears to my eyes! Have a wonderful time reacquainting and readjusting. Can’t say enough about that picture! :)

    Blessings on you all,

  42. Linds August 11, 2008 at 2:48 pm #

    Congratulations Ashley! I know the feeling from when my brother was in the Air Force. Happy for you both!!

    (friend of Nicole’s)

  43. Chelsea August 11, 2008 at 1:42 pm #


    I’m so happy for you and your family, because I, too, know how it feels to be apart from the one you love.


  44. Angoraknitter August 11, 2008 at 1:08 pm #

    I clicked over from Blessedinlove…what a beautiful moment! Thank you for your sacrafice!

  45. Lara August 11, 2008 at 12:34 pm #

    Praise God! Thank you both (and the little guys, too!) for you sacrifice. Enjoy each other!

  46. Ana August 11, 2008 at 12:10 pm #

    I am so happy for you Ash!!! Both of you!!! The Lord is GOOD!!!!!

  47. April August 11, 2008 at 11:24 am #


    I’ve been praying for you this week, wondering when the big day would be…

  48. Amy August 11, 2008 at 10:52 am #

    The picture is priceless – and it brought tears to my eyes.

    I’m so happy for you guys! Enjoy!

  49. Tiffany August 11, 2008 at 9:45 am #

    Im so happy hes home and so blessed that I was able to be there to welcome him home. I let Aunt Kathe sign onto my face book account so she could see the pictures. She cried through the whole thing! :) We love you so much and are so happy that your hubby is home!

  50. Maiden Meghan August 11, 2008 at 9:10 am #

    I’m so happy for you! I’ve been reading your blog for over a year…the picture brought tears of joy to my eyes!

  51. Sarge Charlie August 11, 2008 at 9:02 am #

    I have experienced the happiness you feel in your heart, you will forever remember this moment in time.

  52. I live IN Jesus August 11, 2008 at 8:59 am #

    YAY YAY YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!! I remember when my man came back from Qatar and Guam and Korea-VERY emotional time when the Daddy(and husband) returns! God bless you and your families re-uniting time, Ashleigh.
    Sarah T.

  53. mel August 11, 2008 at 8:46 am #

    Yay for you! =)
    I’m happy for you Ashleigh!

  54. Megan August 11, 2008 at 8:31 am #

    Ash!!! I’m so sooo happy for you guys!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!! You made it! Yes!! *hugs* SOOOO happy!

  55. Darcy August 11, 2008 at 8:19 am #

    Hooray!! Thank You Ashleigh for the sacrifice of your husband for 8 months to go and serve our country overseas.

    I know it was hard at times, but you did it!! You survived!!! And how you are all together!

    Praying your adjustment and time reconnecting goes well and you are blessed beyond comprehension!

    Hugs to You!!! :)

  56. Elizabeth August 11, 2008 at 7:09 am #

    Aww … how perfectly beautiful … I am SO happy for you, Ashleigh! :)

  57. Hannah Beth August 11, 2008 at 5:49 am #

    Oh Ash I am beyond excited for you! Love you guys and have been praying for ya. Oh an by the way, I love the outfit. ;)

  58. Katie August 11, 2008 at 5:22 am #

    love the picture – it brought instant tears to my eyes.
    praise God!!

  59. Mrs. Taft August 10, 2008 at 11:16 pm #

    So precious…I am so happy for you!!! :D

  60. C.A. Worcester August 10, 2008 at 10:24 pm #

    Welcome home John!! So happy for you all. What a beautiful picture….

    Many blessings to you both & your beautiful boys. I know it has been a rough road….Our God is so very faithful to us. :-)

    C.A. Worcester

  61. Owlhaven August 10, 2008 at 10:14 pm #

    Wow! Beautiful picture!!!!!!

    Great news!

    Mary, mom to many

  62. Mishel August 10, 2008 at 9:19 pm #

    Well, you know how I feel! : )

    Even though I was there to witness that beautiful moment…the picture says it all.

    Love you all!!!

  63. Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years August 10, 2008 at 8:44 pm #

    So glad for you, Ashleigh. :)

  64. Pam--in Jerusalem August 10, 2008 at 8:30 pm #


  65. Shari August 10, 2008 at 8:20 pm #

    Oh Ashleigh! I have tears of joy for you! I am so glad he’s home safe and sound! I am so happy for you! Welcome home John!

  66. Carrie at dumptrucksandteacups August 10, 2008 at 8:12 pm #

    Yay!!! I know that I don’t have to tell you but enjoy these days!

    Love to you,

  67. Rebekah August 10, 2008 at 7:55 pm #

    I can only imagine how you must feel, and soon I will feel it too.

    I am so happy for you and your family!

    Welcome back John!

  68. Dawn August 10, 2008 at 7:54 pm #

    I am so thankful to God that your husband is home safe!! I love the picture of the two of you! Absolutely priceless!! I share your excitement. God Bless You and your BEAUTIFUL family!!

  69. Kelly @ Love Well August 10, 2008 at 7:51 pm #


    Wonderful, awesome, heart-pounding news.

    Have fun enjoying each other you two.

  70. Morgan August 10, 2008 at 7:42 pm #

    Sooooo happy for you!!!!! Yay and PTL!! :)

  71. Kate August 10, 2008 at 7:32 pm #

    I am so happy for you all!!!!!!

    That picture is absolutley precious!

    I feel like jumping up and down with you!


  72. Elizabeth in Alaska August 10, 2008 at 7:16 pm #



  73. Mod Girl August 10, 2008 at 7:15 pm #

    Praise God! Thank you for sharing the gorgeous photo.

  74. CMartin21 August 10, 2008 at 7:08 pm #

    Awesome! What a praise on this Sunday evening! I’m so glad for all of you!

  75. Jen August 10, 2008 at 7:06 pm #

    Awww! SOOOO happy for you! :)

  76. Mrs. C August 10, 2008 at 6:54 pm #

    Rejoicing with you! :)

  77. MaryBeth August 10, 2008 at 6:50 pm #

    Beautiful picture… so happy for you!! My hubbie won’t be home for another 11 months or so, but this gives me a big smile because I know it will be wonderful when he gets here!!!!

  78. Leah August 10, 2008 at 6:17 pm #

    Ashleigh, I began reading your blog just before your husband left and have been praying for you a whole lot.
    It brought tears to my eyes when I saw this beautiful picture. Praise God for his safe return!

    I love you all in Christ!

  79. Ambrose Family August 10, 2008 at 6:09 pm #

    How wonderful! You must all be so thrilled! :)

  80. Melanie August 10, 2008 at 5:40 pm #

    What a beautiful picture!! Brought tears to my eyes even though I don’t actually know you. So happy for you!

  81. Patsy Clairmont August 10, 2008 at 5:40 pm #

    okay I don’t even know you and I’m doing the happy dance!!!

    46 years of married experience…my advice: don’t let go!


  82. Rebecca August 10, 2008 at 5:35 pm #

    PRAISE THE LORD!!! I’ve been reading your blog for a while enjoying your stories!

  83. Erin August 10, 2008 at 5:20 pm #


  84. Laura Anne August 10, 2008 at 5:16 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful! It gives me hope– my lieutenant is leaving in a month for his 12 mo deployment.

    In His grace,

  85. Christine August 10, 2008 at 5:12 pm #

    Aww, that is WONDERFUL! Praise the Lord!

    Such a sweet picture. Enjoy having your family whole again!

  86. Chantel August 10, 2008 at 4:46 pm #

    ::happy tears::


  87. Mike Golch August 10, 2008 at 4:35 pm #

    that is one of the best pictures I have seen lately! Hugs and God’s love and Blessings. now as some one else has said shut down the computer and enjoy having you man home with you again!

  88. Leah August 10, 2008 at 4:05 pm #

    Aw, Ashleigh!! I am so happy for you all. I cried myself when I saw the picture. :)

  89. Jenna August 10, 2008 at 3:48 pm #

    SWEETEST PICTURE IN THE WORLD!! So happy for ya’ll!!!

  90. Kelli August 10, 2008 at 3:40 pm #

    All right!!


    Go away.

    Turn off the computer.

    be a family.

    That’s an order, little Missy!

  91. FaceforGrace August 10, 2008 at 3:39 pm #

    Praise God! What wonderful news! I was so excited when my brother returned a couple of months ago…I can only imagine if it were my husband! I am very happy for you and your family!


  92. Tiffany of Dixie August 10, 2008 at 3:30 pm #


    I don’t remember how I found your blog (through YLCF, I think), but I have enjoyed reading it for a while now.

    I agree with Anonymous… the picture almost made me cry. It is so sweet, and, even though I don’t know you and you don’t know me, I am so very happy for you.

    Your sister in Christ,

  93. Sarah August 10, 2008 at 3:02 pm #

    Oooh Ash, I’m so excited for you! Such a heart wrenching photo of the two of you!

  94. LeAnna August 10, 2008 at 2:41 pm #

    How sweet :) Lord bless you guys and praise Him for bringing your sweetie home safe!

  95. Ginger August 10, 2008 at 2:41 pm #

    Oh Ashleigh,
    I am so happy for you!!! For all of you so very happy I could just scream with glee!! So, so happy. I have been checking your blog every chance I have hoping I would see this post. I think I just might have to post this wonderful news on my blog too!!!!

  96. Anonymous August 10, 2008 at 2:36 pm #

    The most beautiful picture ever…it brought tears to my eyes. I’m soo glad for you.


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