Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Welcome Home, Dale

     Don't we all like to know we were missed while we were away?  Service members are often pulled away from their families and lives as part of their jobs and call to duty.  The fact that it is in the 'contract' doesn't make it any easier to be apart from loved ones.
    My friend, Dale, just returned today from a 5 month deployment overseas.  The Baker family, Karla, my mom, 5 co-workers, and his parents all met Dale at the airport.  I think Dale was a little surprised but totally appreciative of the support.
    As little MacKenzie held her sign as we waited, she said ''Where is he?  My arms are tired.''  She never let go of it and was the best lil sign holder there.  I know the 5 months were a long and tiring wait for Dale but I hope today's welcome home showed our appreciation for his service and sacrifice.


  1. You have such a big heart, this was really good of you to invite friends to welcome Dale home. I am sure he appreciates your effort. Good Job Angie......Dad

  2. Thank you so much, Angie, for encouraging my brother this way! God bless you, sweet friend. :-) Love, Stacey

  3. How wonderful! Thank you Dale and thank you Angie for sharing this with us. You look beautiful by the way.
    Love, Marie

  4. What a SWEET HEART you have, and what a SWEETHEART you are! Loved the pictures of Dale's homecoming....I am sure he was so very happy to see everyone there to welcome him. Please express my deepest gratitude for his service to our country. Love you, friend...T.

  5. What a nice thing to do!!!!
    lou g.

  6. Thank you sooo very muche for sharing these nice pictures Angie. And yes a big thank you to the Lord for bringing him back home safely.

  7. What a grand welcome for such a faithful soldier (of the cross and our nation). Love that you all did that for him. Thanks for sharing it with us!