Sunday, March 20, 2011

Ben's Homecoming

After 6.5 months apart, Ben's ship pulled into Naval Station Norfolk 2 days before Christmas 2010. We completed our first deployment, and after going through that, we know we can accomplish anything together! My sister Katherine took some great pictures to commemorate our first reunion.

The families waiting in the tent for our sailors. It was such a cold and windy day!!


First glimpse of the ship pulling in.


I think everyone's hearts started pounding about now...


My sister (& photographer) Katherine and me


Talking to Ben- so close and yet so far.








Our first kiss in 6.5 months!




It was so great just to look at him again.




So happy to be together again!


Finally going home.


"Those who wait also serve"

6 comments:

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Glad to hear and see he's back!!

Jessamyn said...

this post made me cry! can't imagine how much you guys have gone through and had to sacrifice being apart so long! thanks for serving our country ben! and thanks for sharing caroline :) glad you get to enjoy normal life together again.

Adrienne said...

Oh this is SO sweet! I am so happy he is home with you! Great pictures!! :)

Katherine Klegin said...

You are back! Hooray!!! :)

Janet said...

Yay! Good to see you back CC and of course wonderful to have Benbond back.

Kimberly In Seattle said...

Woohoo :-)