Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Longer the Waiting, the Sweeter the Kiss :)

About a week and a half ago, I received an early Christmas present. And it was not just any Christmas was the best Christmas present a girl could ever ask for:

That is my soldier, stepping off the bus, home from Iraq, after being gone for almost a year...exactly one week before Christmas.

And a lunatic...and jumping into his arms:

Best. Feeling. EVER.

There is a song by Josh Turner that I listened to a couple of times over the last few months when I needed a good cry. It is called "The Longer the Waiting." It goes a little something like this:

"The longer the waiting, the sweeter the kiss...the next time I hold you, I'm not letting go."

My soldier and I with his family
This year has been one long, crazy, bumpy roller coaster for me.  Though I am glad that I don't have to experience that kind of roller coaster again in the near future, I am incredibly thankful and overwhelmingly blessed. We have overcome so much this past year, and I am thankful that it has finally come to an end. Here's to conquering the future, getting to finally build our new life together actually TOGETHER, and never letting go of the love God has blessed us with. He is good.

"For what God has joined together, let no man separate." -Mark 10:9


  1. Totally choked up reading this post. I am SO glad he is home!

  2. Ha. I choked up writing it :) Thank you friend! Me too!