"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Soldier Boy Makes Mom's Day

It snowed 4-5 inches yesterday ... Soldier Boy is home for all the holidays now. I'll let the pictures speak.

pictures: snow 'bombs' falling, Home Coming for Patrick, Mrs. Mac & Patrick, sister Ann with Patrick, replica of tank Soldier Boy 'played' with.


Pat said...

A picture speaks a thousand words - yours say love, home and family!
I'm so glad he's home with those who love him dearly..may God richly bless him as he comes back to civilian life, and may his cup overflow with goodness.

Maggie Ann said...

That is so precious! My eyes are tear-ing up. I'm glad for you all! Thank God for his tender mercies..

Jada's Gigi said...

AWesome to have him home!

Trish said...

Hallelujah...God is so good and I know that you are one happy Mom! Enjoy having your soldier boy home!

Crown of Beauty said...

Had tears in my eyes, and goose bumps while looking at the pictures. Am so happy for you and your family. Best of all, that he came home alive and well. Enjoy your reunion time with Patrick. Praise God for keeping Him safe.

byhisgracealone said...

WOW this is such a sweet moment...Thank you Lord for this young man, his service to keep others safe and free and for a beautiful mom who prayed and loved him through.... to home again....

love and hugs

Jim said...

Woohoo! Woohoo! Soldier Boy is home! I know you pray for him every day. Now your prayers for him are different, you are a gooooood mom.

How good are you? I had mentioned last time I was here that you'd better get the snow off the street for him, did you get this new snow off too! I sure hope so.
BTW, weren't you just waiting to see if I'd come and go crazy with envy over that wooden tank.
I really do like it, if my friends all take up a collection when I retire from blogging would you take the money and buy me a tank like that? Please? Thank you.

Northeast Iowa Mom said...

Hurray!! Welcome home "Patrick"!

You all look so good. Barry looked at the pictures and said it isn't fair, you all look so darn cute. Good genes, I guess.

Constance said...

Thanking God for his safety and now he's back home once again! A rowdy howdy y'all from the Lone Star State!

Terry said...

Oh Mrs. Mac,
Soldier boy is so cute!
I just got here to see if you had any pictures and I am two days late.
Yesterday Bernie, Betty and I went to St Catharine's to get our passports.
When it was all said and done, I started to cry, I was so happy!
Oh just to think that I can cross the border and will never be separated from my American friends.
Looking at these pictures, Mrs. Mac, can you see why I love the Americans sooooo much!
Love Terry

PS... I feel just as happy for Patrick as I was the day that he was baptized!!!

Margie said...

WOW! Those are some great pictures of L-O-V-E!!!

Glad he's home!!

Felisol said...

Dear Mrs. Mac,
that's the broadest smiles I've seen in ages.
What a happy. lucky family you must be.
God bless you all!
From Felisol

Anonymous said...

Had to wipe my eyes before tapping-in my comment.

I am so happy for you! My heartfelt thanks to your whole family for the sacrifices and services. Being prepared to go to battle is just as important of a commitment.

Our ManChild is home for spring break, and I feel so happy - I imagine my feelings are just a measure of your happiness. Barbara