Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My War Hero, Veteran aka my Soulmate is Finally Home!


     I am so overwhelmed with emotion as I write this post. My hubby is finally home; safe and sound. When I started this blog, a friend asked, “so what are you going to blog about, the war?” I thought to myself, now why would I want to do that? Then again, I get why she would ask such a question, since I’m literally married to the war. It has consumed almost every aspect of my life. Although, I already knew I wanted to blog about my passion(design), I couldn’t even fathom allowing the war to take away that mental creative space that I successfully managed to keep free of its grips. In fact, it is that space that keeps my mind from wandering too often to unhappy and grim thoughts. I also keep it very busy(as is evident from my blog).
 It has been almost a year later, and baby Z will finally get to hug his Daddy and bite him instead of meSmile. I am looking forward to so many things, but I’ll be very content to just be able to  touch his face. Touching his face is something I enjoy.  It is actually an act I’ve come to treasure because he almost lost an eye on one of  his prior deployments when the vehicle he was in hit an IED. Shrapnel from the wreckage injured one of his eyes and that was a harrowing nightmare that I will never forget. His eye is healed now, but the purple heart that is framed in our home serves as a constant reminder…
 This is a celebratory post, so I will not dwell on unpleasant memories. Thank you all for your support of my humble blog and your comments on my mad rantings about interior spaces. Also, to the lovely ladies who sent me personal emails to check up on baby Z and me or to find out how the hubby was doing-I truly felt loved and your gestures meant so much.  I just wanted to also add  that you should love like there’s no tomorrow. Life is so fleeting-trust me I know.  I don’t know if I’ll be posting much this week or rearing my little island girl head on your lovely blogs much or at all for the rest of this week. I’ll be busy touching my hubby’s face and giving it lots of kissesWinking smile  XX

{image via my friend, Cabbage Rose}

83 comments :

  1. Awww that is so emotional and heartwarming...So happy for you! It must feel amazing to finally touch his face and just have him around. Enjoy it, darling
    (thanks for the amazing reminder, Love like there is no tomorrow)

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  2. I can feel your joy and relief tumbling out of every word - it sharply brings into focus those very true words "love like there is no tomorrow". Such jewels of wisdom. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy having your husband back home - many happy days to you.

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  3. Hi
    Happy to hear that he is safe...
    God bless:)

    Have a lovely day/week girl...and thanks for all your lovely comments...

    From Norway - SP

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  4. i'm SOOOOO happy he's home and get's to hold baby Z - thank him for fighting for us! !! *hugs*

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika

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  5. This makes me SO happy. I hope you three have the best week together! Lots of love.

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  6. I am just overwhelmed with emotion as I read this post. I am so glad he is home safe with you. Bless you both. Hugs xo

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  7. Now THAT is some really, really great news! Thanks for sharing this tremendous dose of sunshine with all of us...so glad to here your HERO is home safe and sound! And please give him my heart felt thank you for being exactly that...a hero!
    xx

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  8. Joy joy joy. I can feel it oozing through the computer and I'm feeling it for you both. Wonderful news to start my day. Blessings and wishes for a wonderful week. Thank you both for your sacrifices.

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  9. Oh my goodness. When I cane to your blog, I had no idea. God bless your family. And many many thanks for all of your sacrifices. Lynn

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  10. Super, super news!!!! WELCOME HOME HERO!!!

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  11. Through your post, I can feel the tremendous joy you're just radiating. Your husband's homecoming is truly a blessing.. so happy you all are a family, together, once again.

    Please relay a heartfelt thanks for his bravery and heroism.

    Wishing you and your family continued and everlasting bliss!

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  12. OH my goodness, Stacey. I'm so, so happy for you both he's home safe and sound!! Such terrific news and your beautiful post was a wonderful and emotional way to start my day. I'm sending both you brave souls lots of joy and (island) warmth and pure bliss!! XO

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  13. So so happy for you! Can't wait to see Baby Z hugging/biting Daddy :)

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  14. STACEY!!!!! I'm so excited!!! Like, I wish I could throw a welcome back dinner for him and everything! Is he staying for good??? YAY!!!!

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  15. This made me smile! I am very excited for you! I can't imagine how good that will feel to touch his face and be with him again. Enjoy your week and I hope you have a wonderful time together, including baby Z! :)

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  16. Yay yay yay I am so happy for you! I can't even imagine how good it must feel to have him back!

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  17. i have the chills...yes, i do. so eloquent...such a tribute. thank you for sharing, stacey. thank your husband for his sacrifice and thank you for your sacrifice, too. my heart is filled with joy for you. all things good. one luv.

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  18. aww im so happy for you! enjoy your time together :)

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  19. Awww I'm so happy for the both of you!!! That's wonderful!!! Go celebrate lady! :o)

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  20. Dear Stacey!
    I feel sooo happy for you!!!
    Now, let go of the computer and spend all of your precious time on your loving family.
    We´ll still be here when you decide to check in again. I´m sure we´ll all miss you these upcoming days, but as long as we know you´ll not giving your blog up for good(you actually scared me there for a little while:), I´m pretty certain we´ll all be okey!
    Have a great, great week!!!
    I wish you and your family all the best!
    Lots, and lots of love all the way from Sweden.

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  21. Oh happy day!! So excited for you guys. Cherish every moment of this time together!! Many blessings!

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  22. So happy for all three of you Stacey and glad your husband is home safe and sound! Thank him for us for his service to our country! Have fun with your celebration!

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  23. Aaaw, Stacey dear, I am so happy for you!! It must have been a rough time for you (I can't even begin to imagine!) and I'm glad it has come to an end and that he is now safe and home with you!
    This post left me with goosebumps!

    Wish you all the best and enjoy this day to the fullest :)

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  24. I didn't know this about your family!! I'm so happy that you have your love home safely.

    I'm not sure if people tell you enough, but just in case, THANK YOU. Thank you for the sacrifice you (and your family) are making for our country.

    Now go kiss that hubby!!!

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  25. Such a sweet post! Happy for you and glad he is home safe! :) You are a very sweet person and deserve all the happiness ... Enjoy your time we will be right here waiting ;)

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  26. Happy, happy day for you!! I can feel your love and joy easing through this post! I can't even begin to imagine the emotions that go along with what you're going through.

    Enjoy your hubby, every single second. I'm so happy for you!

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  27. Oh, Stacey, I am so happy for you and your family. Enjoy every precious minute together and don't even give blogging (or us) a second thought. xo

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  28. I am so happy for you! Just reading this brought tears (of happiness) to my eyes. Make the most of your time with your family! (forget blogging for now)

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  29. YAY! so happy he is home safe & sound!

    have a lovely reunion. :) we'll all be here waiting for you when you return. ;)

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  30. Your post is so touching!! I can feel your happiness! So glad hubby is home! Enjoy!

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  31. Your post is so moving! I'm so thrilled for you and your family!

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  32. I am glad your husband is safe and he is at home with you and your baby. I have tears in my eyes from reading your post. Bless your family.

    Amy R.

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  33. I was so happy to read this. I had no idea your significant other was away at war. Have a great time all three of you and don't let anything get in the way!!

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  34. Oh my gosh, what amazing news! I'm so happy for you! Take tons of time to give your husband tons of kisses! :)

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  35. I smiled ear to ear while reading this post! I Can not begin to imagine how happy you must feel!! :) :)

    have fun and enjoy evry little moment.

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  36. NOW THIS is a heartwarming post dearest Stacy. I am so happy for you and baby Z that the beloved man of your heart is home safe. God bless you all, and thank you for visiting with this overwhelmed, tired but happy teacher!!!!

    HUGS TO YOU ALL! Anita

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  37. I am so truly happy for you ... enjoy your beautiful man !!!

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  38. i am so happy for you!!!!!! enjoy your time together!!!
    i cant wait until my hubby comes home either :) it will be a good day!

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  39. Dear dear Stacy,
    I had no idea that you were dealing with such a great issue! You did a great job of "hidding it" with your passion for design! :)I am so happy that your hubby has returned safe and sound!
    (Don't you dare come into my blog for a very long time! You enjoy that man of yours with your lovely baby!)
    Many blessings!
    Ann

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  40. OMG Stacey-was going thru my google reader and saw this title and just had to stop! I am so incredibly happy for you I cannot even tell you. One whole year? wow I cannot even imagine what this year has been like for you and your little guy! But I am so happy you husband is back and he is safe and doing well. Will be thinking of you today.

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  41. You enjoy each and every minute, Stacey! xxxx

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  42. I am so happy for you and your family! Enjoy your time together!

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  43. Stacey I had no idea your husband was off to war (hangs head in shame). God bless him and you and your entire family!! Enjoy his return and all your time together. So happy for all of you!!!

    xoxo,
    Carrie

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  44. Well, I didn't make the first 50 cut to congratulate, but let me be the 51st and 1st in line for group 2 to say "WELCOME HOME" and welcome to love and happiness right at your fingertips :)

    You both deserve all the best and I actually hope you aren't reading this comment and your laptop is closed.

    Take your time and we'll all be here when you check back in :)

    XOXO,

    Kelly

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  45. Hi Stacey,
    I'm happy for you as your loved one has been back to you...
    Just enjoy your time with your loved one.

    We will be waiting you in peace here, friend!!
    hugs,
    nensa

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  46. I'm so happy for you!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy your family!!

    Kristin xoxo

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  47. There is just so much love oozing out of this post, I am absolutely thrilled hubby is back home with you!! Baby Z must be getting spoiled... lucky kid :)

    If you have a few minutes this weekend to tear yourself away from your hubby's loving arms, I would love it if you joined my **Interactive Halloween Party**, come, come, I promise I won't bite, I'm not a vampire... or am I ...? eery music....

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  48. Hi Stacey...Was reading your story...TEARS! Im so truly happy for you and your family! God Bless you and your Husband for the sacrifices you have made for our country! BIG HUGS and KISSES!!!
    xoxokpb

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  49. Wow! This is such a LOVELY post. I was overwhelmed reading it! I am so happy for you and Baby Z and your husband!

    Best wishes,

    ~Zabrinah

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  50. Stacey, how exciting for you to finally have your fanily back together as one.
    I hope your hubby is able fit back into home life easily and Z finds his new life with Daddy around a great new joy. I am sure once you have stopped kissing his face, Z will start. Given that Hubby is your soulmate I am sure soon it will feel lik he never left.
    Much Warmth to you and your new old family.xxK

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  51. I am thankful that your husband got home safe and sound!

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  52. Stacey, I am very happy for you and your family. I just came across your blog and loved the content, but reading about your husband is much more important. Please thank him for all of us here in the United States.

    Thank you.
    Jamie Herzlinger

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  53. Aww Stacey, this is so fabulous! Enjoy your joy and hubby! xoxo

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  54. Stacey
    that's amazing
    this was such a nice post, and not for the picture (although that house is amazing) but for what you've written
    enjoy now your husband's back
    don't even care about the blog, you'll have time for that
    I'm so happy for you
    xx

    Marley

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  55. congrats to you. my cousin came home last month and it was a hard time for us, so i can't even imagine how you feel. glad all is well, in the grand scheme of things.

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  56. i'm so thrilled for you. can't imagine how excited you must be to be reunited with your husband.

    http://style-haus.blogspot.com/

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  57. Ahh, my dear sweet island girl; what delightful news, and I'm so thrilled and happy that he's finally home safely and in one piece. I wouldn't worry about commenting on our blogs this and next week, my darling island goddess.

    You have more important things in hand at the moment. Leave a comment so I know when you are ready to play hop scotch with me under the mangoe tree, alright?;-)
    Warm embrace! Love

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  58. Stacey that is the best news I have heard in a long time! I can only imagine how happy you must be right now. To have both your boys under one roof.

    Soak it up and enjoy every moment!

    Sending you teary, warm and loving hugs from Sydney!

    xx C

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  59. Stacey,

    What a beautiful tribute. I can feel the love and pride all the way to Seattle.

    I am so incredibly happy for all of you.

    And when I picture baby Z's arms around his father's neck, I have to say that I get a little misty eyed. You have not been together as a family for a very long time.

    Enjoy every beautiful moment.

    And step away from the computer. We will all be waiting for you when you get back. No one is going anywhere.

    Love to you all.

    Mon

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  60. This is be beautiful. Be blessed and come and visit me too when you have time.

    Cheers.

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  61. I am very happy for you, so take your time and enjoy every moment with your precious family. I am also thankful that each of you can enjoy moments with each other. I pray that you and your family will be always happy and grow old together!!!

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  62. How did I miss this? I am unbelievably happy for the blessing of your husband's return. Have fun, be happy, and eat lots of candy!

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  63. I am sooooo happy for you, darling!
    How wonderful!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  64. I am so happy for your that your hubby is home safely. I have the utmost respect for him and what he did for our country!! Enjoy! xo

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  65. Oh Stacey I am so happy for you both that you are reunited again! Your hubby is a brave wonderful man. Enjoy every second as I know you will xoxo

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  66. Yay for the homecoming! So happy for you -- enjoy your lovely kisses :)

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  67. I'm so happy to hear he's home :)
    Lovely house too!
    Have a great new week!

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  68. What a special & wonderful surprise to "see" you! I hope you're enjoying an absolutely beautiful time together with your husband and baby, and taking all the time you need to transition to this new chapter! (Yes, I adored the oxtail followed by the tiramisu - two of my favorite types of foods in this world! :)). Sending a big ((HUG)) & good wishes to you & your family!

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  69. So glad to hear your husband is finally home safe & sound!!!

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  70. I'm so happy to hear from you woman!! Glad to hear all is well on the homefront - no spookiness on the old halloween front either :)

    xo,
    c

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  71. Oh my goodness!!! SO HAPPY for you! Hope you're savoring every moment!!!

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  72. Dear Stacey!
    I love3x great news!!!
    I'm so happy for you & your family~
    truly blessed!

    HUGS*

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  73. Congratulations Sweetie, I am so happy for you,
    Finally!!!
    Thanks for sharing your happiness with us
    Wishing you and your family the most enjoyable day!!!

    LOVE always,
    jemina
    xoxo

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  74. aww, stacey! i can't tell you how happy i am to read this! what wonderful news, you should take the week off for lots of face touching! so choked up just to write this. enjoy each other, beautiful soulmates!

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  75. Just now saw this post and my heart is happy :) I also am a face toucher (neck rubber and nose kisser ;) and am so glad that you're finally able to do that to your husband...a simple gesture that I'm sure makes his heart flutter!
    So so so glad your family is together once again.

    You are a brave, strong woman.
    Tell your husband thank you for all he does.

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