HOME SWEET HOME
You're finally home, and I know I should be concentrating on your time here but I can't help dreading the moment when we have to take you back to the airport so that you can rejoin your buddies back there. I wish we had more time but that would only prolong the inevitable so I guess this is for the best.
I hope you can relax during this time and enjoy your little family. Kimmie has been such a trooper during this time. She has never acted worried in front of me, she never complained about being on her own. I don't think she knew what she was getting herself into when she moved away from her family but she hasn't given up. She is a very strong woman and you should be proud of her. I know her mother must be. I sure am.
I still remember when you were just a tiny baby. Never did I imagine that one day you would be flying off to fight a war in a distant country. Watching you grow as you have has just made me realize that there are no limits to the amount of pride or love a parent can have for their child. It is not something one ever grows out of. I am sure you are already realizing this of your own sons. But their greatest accomplishments will come much later. Do not hesitate to let them know how much you love and respect them.
I love and respect you son, for all you've done, for all you have risen above and for that which is yet to come.