Friday, October 28, 2005

Marc Came Home

One of the stories you hardly ever hear, the one with a happy ending. The story of a family, ordinary, but whose members have touched so many lives. Mine, and now yours, too.

Marc and Karen and Cameron. He works on a base, but is an officer in the National Guard. The not entirely unexpected happened a year ago and he was sent to Iraq, to fight for his country. A year of being away from his wife, his son, his home. But communication is constant, emails, calls, and prayers.

Life goes on for them all. Karen as a physical therapist, working to make lives and limbs better. Cameron, a child growing from two to three. And Marc, inspiring his men in a sandy place far away. All of them and those they touch, waiting for the day.

The moment when he comes home. Cam hears of it and cannot contain his excitement. The adults, more measured, living through the bureaucracy and the waiting as the days grow shorter. But at last it comes, life may not be the same, but they are together again. The future holds no limits as they return to normalcy, the American Dream. To what, at the end, matters most.

Welcome home, Marc.


At 10/28/2005 05:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

welcome home to marc, god bless him and his family.

At 10/28/2005 07:41:00 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

Welcome home, Marc - so glad you made it home safely! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the sacrifice that you and your family made over the past year while you were honoring your duty to your country. It is very much appreciated! God Bless.

At 10/29/2005 01:15:00 AM, Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

This is really close to home for me...only, I was the one sent overseas to Bosnia in 1997-1998 while my son went from 2 to 3 years old and my husband stayed back as Mr. Mom and College Student. Thank God he made it home. Life will soon be normal again...real real soon he won't even believe that experience actually happened.

At 10/29/2005 01:44:00 AM, Blogger Darlene said...

It must be a wonderful reunion for them.

At 10/29/2005 01:50:00 AM, Blogger Mountain Mama said...

Another American Hero. Thank you Marc and your family too.
God Bless

At 10/29/2005 12:19:00 PM, Blogger Shelley said...

Glad you came home safe and sound Marc!

At 10/29/2005 02:01:00 PM, Blogger bigwhitehat said...

Tell Marc to enjoy his family. And, tell him thank you for protecting mine.

At 10/29/2005 06:30:00 PM, Blogger Joe said...

And thank you, Marc, for your service.

At 10/29/2005 08:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome home, Marc. My thanks and salute to you for your sacrifice.

Signed - a woman in uniform -


At 10/29/2005 09:03:00 PM, Blogger Janette said...

I love happy endings. We need to be reminded every now and then that there are many of them, they just usually go ignored.

Thanks for posting this Nettie!

At 10/29/2005 10:05:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

Give Marc a huge "THANK YOU!!!" for serving to secure the freedoms we too often take for granted, on behalf of a people who are just now for the first time experiencing them.

God Bless!!!

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