Monday, November 22, 2010

Worth The Wait...

To me, having my husband come home after a 7 month deployment is one of the best days of my life, right up there with my wedding day. So many emotions.. I went from tears, to laughing, to jumping in his arms, to crying again..I can't explain it, all I can say is it is the best feeling in the world.. Everyone knows that Jose is the love of my life, and the best thing that has ever happened to me. We are best friends and soul mates.. He was more than worth the 7 month wait. I would do it for the rest of my life if I had to for him. I wanted to do something special with the pictures that my friend (RachLea Photography) took for me, besides putting them in a photo album. I thought I would share this video I made of the collection of pictures from his homecoming. The song in the video is, "Wait for Me" by Theory of A Deadman, and the words could not be more perfect...


                          



    Being a military wife is not easy, but it gives you a sense of pride and many more rewarding feelings. I am so proud of my husband and everything that he does. Like I said before he is more than worth the wait. I hope you enjoyed the video and pictures of my amazing day!!



By the way, he never really did pee his pants haha...



                                                           
                                                    


"I may not get to see you as often as I like. I may not get to hold you in my arms all through the night.
But deep in my heart I truly know, you're the one that I love, and I will never let you go."




xx Liz Marie

48 comments:

  1. Awwww... I am sooo happy for you girl!
    I cannot imagine the feelings when you first see him after 7 looong lonely months.
    You guys make an adorable couple and the pictures speak more than 1000 words!

    I don't have anybody close in the military but I always think of how hard it must be for all the relatives and how thankful we should all be to each and every single one of them.

    The video is too cute. I got a teary eye just from watching it.

    Enjoy your time together.

    xoxo
    Blanca
    http://blanca1018.blogspot.com/

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  2. So happy that he is home and safe! I love the pictures, they're amazing. I can relate to you on "worth the wait" my husband is on a deployment right now. I can't wait to for homecoming, it's the most incredible feeling in the whole world.

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  3. Seriously... I am in tears. What a beautiful video. I am so happy for you. :) What a beautiful couple. Enjoy your time together! :)

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  4. Thank you everyone for the love ;) I am one happy little girl haha.. Thanks again!!! xxLiz Marie

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  5. I actually saw your video when you posted it to facebook, watched it again, and it made me cry...AGAIN. You two are a beautiful couple and make me get the warm-fuzzies inside! :)

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  6. happy moment !
    i ilke ur blog ! is really amazing !



    follow me and write comment if you want ;*

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  7. ok i just started tearing up. i love this. it's so special!

    and yes, we are definitely meant to be blogger friends, we even almost have the same background!

    and... i'm organizing a care package drive for the troops!! http://jacinandpat.blogspot.com/2010/12/support-our-heroes-send-care-package.html

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  8. I am crying like a baby right now! I guess the time of month doesn't help! I just remember how amazing that feeling was, it's describable. I am so so happy for you, and Rach too now! I miss that life, but at the same time I don't. It was hard, but that moment when you see them coming at you for the first time in months, is the best feeling in the entire world!

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  9. Awwwww. I live at Fort Lewis, WA. My husband is in the army. I loved the video! So sweet. I remember when my husband came home from Iraq. HAPPY DAY!!! Love your blog by the way.

    Julie

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  10. omg, bawling like a baby...that was beautiful!

    my brother was in the army, i never once got to see him come home but i can only imagine that his wife and kids went through almost the exact same emotions as you.

    your video and song choice was perfect! how wonderful to be able to have those memories forever!

    you guys are an adorable couple! enjoy your time together!

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  11. Ahhh...that brought me right back to my deployment reunion! Yours was absolutely beautiful! Isn't it really the most special feeling in the WHOLE world! Like you, it is right there with my wedding day! It is so magical and makes the long deployment so worth it in the end! Your pictures were beautiful! I'm so excited for you!

    I'm your newest follower and found you from the blog hop today!

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  12. Well, you had me crying at 28 seconds! Thanks for sharing the photo journey of your husbands military homecoming with us. I'm a military wife (and in the military myself) and I could relate to all the emotions I saw in the photos.

    I stumbled across your blog through Free For All Friday!

    Jaime @ Our Journey
    www.theclayfamilyblog.blogspot.com

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  13. Those are gorgeous photos, and I'm so glad he arrived safely!

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  14. How awesome is that? I found you on the Bloghop! When they come back is such a great second honeymoon and what a great friend who took the pics for you!

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  15. I really enjoyed your video. I am also a military spouse. for the last 15 years of my husband 24 years in the army. The homecomings alway hold a special place in my heart. We need them we live for them and I am so proud of my army man for what he does. Thank your husband for all his service to our country!

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  16. Oh my goodness!! Thank you for sharing this!! I would LOVE to spotlight you on Sunday and I wanted to make sure that it would be okay with you! This seriously touched my heart and I know it will touch the hearts of every one of my readers!!

    xoxo!
    Marni
    sassy.sites@hotmail.com
    Please send me an email letting me know if this if okay with you. :)

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  17. I loved your video!Actually i am in a kind of similar situation cause my boyfriend is in the army now, 1000km away from his town.Tomorrow morning he is coming home and he is going to stay 18days!!!(then he will be back in the army for a couple of months and then it will be over!).I am going to take him from the airport tomorrow morning and i am really excited!I definitely have in my mind your video when i will see him coming to hug me! :-)

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  18. LOVE your post!! A friend forwarded it to me, as my Hubs just left this week for a deployment. So sweet to see the photos of your reunion...may have to have a photog come along for our's this summer:)

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  19. Greatest post ever! haha Congrats!! The pictures are breathtaking!! :)

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  20. You are sooo beautiful! New follower from the blog hop!

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  21. Stopping by from Military Monday bloghop.

    I'm a fellow marine wife. Beautiful video!!

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  22. I just discovered your blog via a feature on Sassy Sites. Thank you for sharing your home coming. Thank you even more for the sacrifices you make as a military wife and please pass along my thanks to your husband for defending our country. Being in the military is one of the most honorable things anyone can do. Being from a family of Army retirees and a current "lifer" Marine, I am aware of the sacrifices families make. Thank you seems so small, but please know that I am truly grateful for men like your husband and for you standing by him.

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  23. I know I'm late, but I'm a new follower visiting from the Blizzard blog hop. I'm a mil spouse too, and I love finding other mil spouses out there in the blogosphere. Ahhh, there's nothing like homecomings. Loved seeing this post...bringgs back great memories. Nice to meet you!!

    Wife on the Roller Coaster
    http://www.ridingtherollercoaster.com

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  24. Hi, I followed you on Google from www.madamedeals.com. I hope you follow me back. Thanks : )

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  25. I'm your newest followee. I found you through the Military Monday link up.
    Love your pics!

    Ines

    thefewtheproudthewife.blogspot.com

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  26. Those always are great days! ^_^ Congrats I'm happy for you.

    Stopping by through the Military Monday hop :)

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  27. Fellow Marine wife and new follower. Thank you for sharing your homecoming story and video. My 3rd homecoming is right around the corner and your video had me bawling. Just beautiful!

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  28. New follower from the bloghop - I LOVE your pictures! I also chose a homecoming post to link to in the hop :)

    Feel free to stop by my blog and say hi at www.anotherdeployment.blogspot.com

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  29. New follower .... Can I just say that was one of the most beautiful/ amazing videos I've ever seen. Made me cry :( Thanks to your husband for everything he does.

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  30. What a beautiful video! Thanks for sharing your intimate moment with us. You brought tears streaming down my face. I am so glad to know that your husband is home safe. Please thank your husband for serving our country and keeping us safe and thank you for being there for him while he was away. Blessings to you both!

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  31. That was beautiful. Thank you for sharing such a personal moment.

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  32. Please tell your Husband "Thank you so much" and for you the wife of one of our Nation's finest Service Men, "Thank You". I so enjoyed your pictures and video, I have a nephew who was in Iraq for 1 year and my BFF, her son in law just got back from Afghanistan also, just in time for his new daughter to be born.

    Thank you once again to you both~

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  33. Love this! I am a fellow military wife, but on the Army side. We definitely sacrifice a lot. Thank you for this beautiful post and your inspiring craft ideas =]

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  34. Oh, Sweetheart, you have me sobbing at my computer. Who knew that clicking on this "Popular Post" would move me so much. Now where's that husband of mine? I need to hug his neck... Thank you to you and your husband for all the sacrifices you make for our country...

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  35. I totally just started bawling. Most adorable thing I have ever seen in my life. You're so amazingly strong!

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  36. Just found out about your blog from another blog I follow ~ this made me smile and get teary eyed all at the same time!! Wishing you both all the best for a lifetime of smiles and happy hearts like those seen here!!!

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  37. totally just teared up watching this. GAH. so precious.

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  38. Just found you through TipJunkie and am now your newest follower! I have NEVER been touched on so many levels by a blog before! I love your style and the warmth in your words. You and your husband are so beautiful together. This little video had me in tears from start till finish. All the best to the both of you and lots of love from Germany, Kirsten

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  39. I just came across your blog and I love this! I know exactly how you feel in that moment. My husband was deployed 3 times for 7 months. I know how hard it can. I'm glad he came home safe! New follower,
    Kim
    www.thesasselife.com

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  40. I have 3 siblings in the military and this video brought me to tears. Thanks alot...I actually looked cute too. Anyways...it was very sweet!

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  41. This video brought tears to my eyes. I know exactly how you felt, cause my husband was in the Marines and deployed twice. He actually got to meet our son for the first time on his last return from Iraq. Watching other homecomings still brings back so much emotion and I feel a sense of pride. Very touching post!

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  42. Um. WOW.
    I just cried!!
    I just got engaged, married, and at the beginning of the year will be sending my husband out for deployment within the last 6 months!
    This just brought up a ton of emotions for me! SO SWEET!
    and such a great idea to have it photographed. I will be doing the same.

    Thanks for sharing :)

    lovelovelove
    moo.

    http://themusingsoflilmoomoo.blogspot.com/

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  43. ah! love the video & song! we're coming up on our first deployment. ready for it to start and be over with already! :)

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