Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Welcome home!

My friend R came home from Kuwait yesterday. He really came home... not for a visit, not a furlogh... home!

I was at work at the bank and I noticed that there was a local policeman at the corner directing traffic in the cold downpour. He looked miserable... He had a part of the intersection completely blocked off, and only allowed traffic to flow through from one direction. I watched... waited... wondered... Then it occured to me. My friend R was due in from Kuwait soon and this is the town where his guard unit is posted, where he shipped from. Sure enough after a few moments, three Ohio State Troopers came through, lights on, then another police car, and another, and another.. it was a caravan and police from various area communities. They were escorting two large charter buses bringing ym friend and his entire unit home. It made me about cry, watching the soldiers stand up in the busses and salute the wet policeman out there in the cold rain directing traffic... He stood there and saluted those troops. It was incredible!

I am just so grateful that I got only a little taste of the military experience, with my friend in Kuwait. I am so glad he is home safe. I am so grateful I got to witness the scene of their return. I am so grateful that we give them such a VIP trip home. I am so grateful to be in America.

4 comments:

dAAve said...

That gave me goosebumps.
Thanks.

Mary Christine said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

When my son came home last year, it was an amazing thing to see and I am sure it would have moved me to tears even if it were just strangers. The most amazing thing to me? They are all volunteers. And they are some pretty incredible people.

Thanks Scott.

Mary Christine said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

When my son came home last year, it was an amazing thing to see and I am sure it would have moved me to tears even if it were just strangers. The most amazing thing to me? They are all volunteers. And they are some pretty incredible people.

Thanks Scott.

♥Shann♥ said...

I am so glad your friend came home!! I 100% agree with MC that these are some pretty amazing people