welcome home

It’s a rare thing indeed when I can’t think of an adequate way to express my feelings—the absolute joy that was yesterday morning. Too anxious to sleep, we were up before dawn, running on excitement, waiting with dozens of other families in a crowded drill hall. Then, searching the masses for that one precious face, and suddenly there he was, hugging me close and whispering “It’s done, baby.”

This is how it was.

I want to thank my brother Philip for shooting so much of the footage in this video. Thank you. Thank you. These preserved moments are so precious to me and I wouldn’t have them without you.

Comments

M.S.F. said…
i'm so glad he's home. and that was beautiful. thank you for sharing your joy with us
NANNY said…
I can't imagine the anticipation and relief. I cried as I viewed this moment I'd prayed for ALL YEAR! I thank God for his safe return!
love you all-Aunt Nanny
Anonymous said…
It was truly my privilege, Jackie. I love you. I'm so happy Caleb is home!
Philip
vlr said…
That is a great video. Thank you for sharing it. I'm so excited that Caleb is home safely. Y'all have some fun now.
Elisa said…
Fantastic video. I was surprised to find tears rolling down my cheeks the ENTIRE TIME, first in anticipation and then with JOY. I had to watch it twice! Thank you for sharing this with us! I rejoice with you!
Elisa said…
Love, love, love the new banner picture. Wow.