Bill arrived at Camp Lejeune finally at 6:30 PM on Wednesday! So happy to be here to welcome him home... he is one happy Marine to be in the good old USA! At one of their stops, about 300 Vets greeted them with cheers, clapping and many handshakes at the airport when they deplaned for a short layover. The town of Jacksonville, NC (where Camp Lejeune is) is just full of Marines and families welcoming them home...very heart warming to see the wives flying in to their returning hubby’s arms, the kids and babies being hoisted up and the smiles are miles wide! Bill is happy and very tired.... Thank you to you all for your prayers and support ... I am so grateful to have my son home.
Her is Donna with her boy Bill.
Thanks again my friend for all you prayers and support from you and Dick and your family. I can’t even adequately express what that means to our troops and their families!
I met a young Marine at the airport right out of boot camp on his way to combat training – of course me being me I introduced myself to him, told him how grateful I was for him and his brave service... and told him about Bill; he shook my hand, hung on the whole time we talked and grinned and told me how grateful he was for my words to him and thankful that I would pray for him... his name is Alexander...please add him to your prayers ... he was so young looking, sitting there with his music playing in his ear and this look of pride and youngness on his face... I wanted to just go with him and watch over him! Ha! The mom thing you know...
Flying back tomorrow morning... going to be hard to leave Bill, but not really... he is so much safer, and not long before we put him in our car and move him back home as a civilian. Yipppeee!
I cannot adequately express my thanks to those who have served and are serving in the Armed Forces. My prayers go out to all of them along with their families. Thank you Bill for your service and thank you Donna for being an inspiration to me. I love you!