Every once in a while an event comes along that is tailor made for you. For me, this event is a military home coming. It is difficult to put in words the feelings that well up at a home coming. All the people involved have made incredible sacrifices.
You would think the men, women, and children would only be happy to be reunited. However, human emotion is far more complicated.
After returning from my second deployment I got off the plane overflowing with joy and fear. I was very excited to see Julie. I could not wait to hug her but I was also a little afraid. Julie and I have a wonderful relationship and I was afraid that something might have changed. After all I was gone for over seven months.