My cousin Rachel's husband arrived home from Iraq on Friday night! This was his second tour in Iraq with the Marines. While he's been gone, Rachel has kept herself busy carrying their first baby. His bus drove in to Camp Pendleton around 2:00 a.m., and there were 30 family members there to greet him! (We weren't able to be there ourselves, on account of a pre-arranged camping trip with Caleb's family, but we were surely there in spirit!) I'm most excited for Rachel, to finally have him home for GOOD! He is done with the Reserves as of some time in January, meaning no more tours of duty. The baby is due December 1, so Jason is home just in time. Welcome home Jason! So good to have you back.
So sweet!! Its the first time he's seen "the belly," as Rachel calls it.
Though I wasn't able to be there myself, I love that our family turns out in such high numbers, even in the wee hours of the morning, to support one of our own. Its the way it should be done!