Thursday, February 6, 2014

Homecoming

Hello everyone!

Just dropping in to show you a few pics of my son's homecoming from the Marines boot camp yesterday.

My husband decided to go pick him up and arrived on Parris Island shortly before noon.


Isn't it beautiful?


I wasn't able to go with him because of my son's school and our dog.  It was just too far to go with all of us crowded in the car. My husband did bring a friend along to pass the time with though.




He finally found the correct building to pick him up from.


  These are the first set of doors that all new recruits go through upon entering the island. No one else is allowed through these doors.


Now, he's loaded up in the car and ALREADY on his phone!
Heading home.....


Back at home, he's finally able to open his birthday and Christmas gifts that have been waiting for him.


(Yes, that is a Smith and Wesson hand gun).  I think he earned it!!  


He got lots of goodies.  He couldn't stop smiling.  His dad stopped and got him a new haircut at the barber shop on the way home too.  He looked so handsome.

We were so busy with showing him his new room and reintroducing him to our dog etc. that we forgot to get pictures of everything else!  We had a big dinner and a cookie cake.  I made a welcome home sign for the mantel.  It has been so nice having him back home.  

He will see a specialist about his inflammation problems on Monday.  He is still not walking well.  After looking at his medical records, I know he has suffered greatly.  I suffer from a chronic inflammatory disease myself, but his levels were off the chart 2 mos ago when he was first sick!  I hope this new doctor can get him completely well and give us a definitive diagnosis.

I will be enjoying some time at home with him as we all get re acclimated to him being back home.

Thanks so much for your support through all of this.

~ Kelly ~

38 comments:

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

So happy for you to have him home with you. Praying the drs.find answers to help him heal soon. Jane

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great pics. Praying your young man is well soon. I know you're thrilled to have him home.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I bet he had fun getting all those gifts. So glad he is back home.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

It looks like you had a joyful reunion! I love the photo of "little brother" watching "big brother" open his gifts...I hope the doctors get to the bottom of his medical issue soon so that he gets some relief. Enjoy this time with the entire family together!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Happy for all of you...such a handsome son you have.

Wanda said...

Oh Kelly, how nice to have your son home again. What a handsome young man.

Know he is going to love his room.

cynthia lee designs said...

So happy for all of you that he is back home now. Hope that he gets better real soon.
hugs,
Cindy

Stacey said...

Welcome home!! The future is wide open to him. :)

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

this makes me smile so much! so happy for you. Don't spoil him too much. lol

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Laura @ Top This Top That said...

so glad you have him home. enjoy this time.

helenabelle said...

I enjoyed looking at the pictures. Thanks for sharing them. I know you and your family are just bursting at the seams with pride over the accomplishment of your son. Marine Corp boot camp is quite an ordeal. Enjoy your time with him!

Laura said...

What a wonderful homecoming.
He looks so happy and I bet you were smiling just as big!
Enjoyed visiting, and I am a new follower.

Laura
White Spray Paint blog

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh Kelly, I am so glad he is home. You must be over the top happy and relieved that you can move forward and take care of him…Happy Homecoming to you and your family!!!

Ron said...

Kelly, I know you are happy that he is safely home. Enjoy your time with him.

Judy said...

welcome home to your sweet boy! I remember when my son came home from his Navy training...I was so excited at the airport! hopefully you will get some answers soon as to his medical condition...until then, enjoy spoiling your "baby"!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

He looks happy to be home. I know your family is happy to have him back!

Bliss said...

Welcome home Kelly's son. First and foremost I hope you get healthy!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Hi Kelly. So glad he is home with you all and hopefully will be feeling better soon!!!! Great pictures, he is a handsome guy!!!

Bonnie said...

So happy he is home. I have thought about you and him for a long time. It had to be hard on him. Thank him for his sacrifice and dedication.

I hope he can find help and answers for his medical difficulties very soon. Glad he is home. Enjoy your family.

Ann said...

What a blessing for you to have your son home again. I'm praying that he will find a good doctor who can help him return to health.

Cynthia said...

Kelly I am so happy he is home with a big smile on his face. Good luck with the doctor, praying for an answer and good news. Suffering from MS I know how daunting things can get and scary. He is very brave and strong!!!

Cynthia

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I know you are beyond thrilled to have him back home! So, so very happy for y'all! It looks like he had a grand time opening all his b-day and Christmas gifts too. :) I know you'll have a wonderful weekend with both your boys home again. :)

Missy George said...

Glad he's home safe and sound Kelly..I know you'll get to the bottom of this..Have a wonderful weekend..

Deserae said...

SO happy for all of you :o) I know you have been on pins and needles waiting for him to come home!!! Have a great weekend!!!
~Des

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Enjoy having your family back together again, Kelly! It's good that you understand his condition and will seek out specialists to get him on the road to recovery.

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Kelly,
Ohhh so happy for you to finally have your son home. This is a great time for all of you to be back together. I bet he was excited to see all of you and I bet it was heartwarming as a mom to put your arms around him and know he is safe with you again. So special.
Kris

Katie Mansfield said...

So happy for you all. What a blessing. I hope and pray you will get some answers on Monday.

Babs R said...

Kelly, I'm so happy you have your son home. He looks happy. I keep him in my prayers that the specialist can get his inflammation under control. Hugs to all of you.

Cozy Little House said...

Kelly, I know you're over the moon! I'm so happy for you and your family.
Brenda

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

You must be so happy to have him home with you after all he has been through. Wishing him all the best in his treatment and future plans.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

How wonderful to have your son back home, Kelly! I pray that all will be well with him!

Christine Vandormolen said...

Kelly, good luck at the doctors office. You are such a good Mom!!!!!

White Weathered Hutch said...

So happy for you and your family that your son is home.
Hoping all goes well at the doctors.
There is nothing more irritating then being unable to function because of pain.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

So sorry I missed this post, Kelly. I hope the specialist can get him fixed up. xo Laura

Anne said...

So happy your son is home.Praying that his body heals.
xx
Anne