Friday, February 29, 2008

Fabulous News!

Do you remember my brother, the soldier?

Do you remember he's been deployed since June?

Do you remember he's been in Iraq since September?

Do you remember his wife and son live near me?

Do you remember how hard it's been for all of us to know he's over there?

Well, Guess What!? He's comin' home on leave!

That's right. Big D is coming home for 18 days (I think it's 18 days). He left today and should be in California by Monday. Whoo-hoo! We are so excited! His wife is over the moon with giddiness. In my infinite goodness, I will be taking their son for 6 days in the middle of this exciting experience so that my brother and his wife can enjoy some much needed alone time on a large cruise ship. For those of you that know my nephew, I thank you for your sympathy. I don't think I'll get much done that week. :) But it's all good! I love my nephew and I love my brother and I love my SIL. The whole situation just makes me happy.

9 comments:

Amanda said...

That is so great! Happy day. You're very nice to take their little boy for awhile. Enjoy him!

Rozla ~ but the name I like best is Grandma said...

Oh happy day! Is your mom going to see him? Good luck with babysitting!

Dan and Michelle said...

Oh I am jealous. I want to see him too! Now that we have no idea where we will be and if we will be able to go to Canada, I also have no idea when I get to see him again. You are so lucky!!

LAHansen said...

Bless you for taking your nephew & bless your brother and his family for their sacrifice for all of us!

Stanton and Julie said...

Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!

Summer said...

Oh how exciting! And so good of you to take their son for them.

Jamie J said...

Yay! What a great sister for taking their son and what a great man for serving our country. Give him and his family a BIG thank you from me!

Hillary said...

How wonderful! It's so sweet of you to babysit for them.

tamrobot said...

This reminds me to really appreciate how much I get to see my DH. Even though he has pretty long hours, at least I get to see him before I go to bed and in the morning and on the weekends.

Does he know how long he will be deployed for??