This couple is VERY near and dear to my heart. The Sutherlands are like family to me, so when Jessica asked me to come with her to help welcome home her hubby from his second deployment of course I said yes!!
This was their second deployment as a couple BUT it was their first as a married couple! Just a few months into their marriage and they had to spend a few months apart. What a way to start of life as a military wife huh? But Jessica is a VERY strong person and got though it with so much love and support from friends and family.
This homecoming happened at 3am ... yes 3am! I tried to sleep some before heading to the base, but I was so full of excitement that it just did not happen. Homecomings are THE BEST parts of deployments! You get that second, third, forth ... "first kiss", you get to see your loved one face to face, you get those butterflies of falling in love all over again. Sure there are lots of tears, but they are tears of happiness that you finally have your loved one home with you safe and sound!
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**PS: Jessica is an AMAZING blogger and blogged about her experience of this homecoming ... If you would like to check it out you can find it at Justagirl and Her Officer: Home at Last and be sure to check out her other blogs!**
***PPS: I strongly encourage you to check out the OpLove website! And if you are about to go though a deployment, going though one currently or about to welcome a loved one home make sure to check to see if there is a photog in your area that supports the program and see how you could get a FREE session & prints! Operation: Love Reunited***