Like everyone else there waiting on Marines, Ric and I were excited to see Jon and AJ come home. The past seven months have seemed so long, and we feel so blessed and fortunate that our friends are home safe.
Before the homecoming, Ric spent the afternoon making signs, streamers and other decorations. By the time the Marines began to make their way to where we were all waiting, we were shouting and cheering and waving our signs and streamers like crazy.
As we saw the boys walk up, all the emotion of the last seven months disappeared in a flood of relief. And it felt so good to wrap our arms around them and welcome them back with a hug.
Jon and AJ, we love you both so much. You make us all so proud.