We need more stories like this every day to replace so much of the heartache
that is prevalent in our wonderful country. Wonderful!!!
As much as these types of stories are thrilling to read, I caution folks to be
aware of the piercing heartache occurring when a family member attends such an
event after undergoing a loss due to KIA. I hope no child with such a loss
attended these celebrations without support from the school and/or their family.
My unit always sent a team to the family suffering from such a loss
when a public homecoming occurred. These folks needed to know the sacrifice was
not forgotten and their member's service was not in vain.
Tech Sgt. Edward Goettig, thanks for your service. I never
"surprised" my family when returning from deployments...but they were
always waiting on the flight line upon my return...even at 0300.
This was great.I know a guy who got a six month extension on his mission
and came home a few days earlier than his parents expected. They came down on
Christmas morning and found their son sleeping under the tree with a ribbon tied
around his waist.He was able to pull this off with some help from a
friend, his mission president, the stake president and his grand uncle (Spencer
I just love stories like this! My son is a staff SGT. in the Air Force and has
come home safely three times and to see all of his son's reaction is so
much fun.I work at a Major University and we have military on campus. I make it
a point to shake each and every one of their hands and "Thank" them for
their service for us. Don't wait for a special occasion, Thank every
military person for YOUR freedom.
Every time I see or hear about a soldier coming home early and surprising
his/her family, i almost instantly start crying. I think it may be because I
know a little bit about the feelings these families have because I was away from
my family for 3 months and I will never forget the elation I felt when my 4 year
old boy ran and jumped into my arms and we both started crying. Beautiful story!
I am so thankful for the men and women who sacrifice so much to serve and
preserve our country. They are the true heroes in the world. I wish we would
hear on the news about their bravery in life and death, and not spend so much
time celebrating the lives of celebrities who died from their illegal and
foolish abuse of drugs and alcohol. It is sad where our country's
priorities seem to be sometimes.
To: jamescmeyer - I hope you do too - you deserve that.
I love hearing about this sort of thing! I hope I'm blessed with a family
of some kind by the time I deploy so I can pull something like this.
How absolutely priceless. I love "good news week"!! For a loving
mother to individually give each of her daughters special welcome home time with
their dad is telling these girls "you are loved" by this wonderful man!
Thanks Deseret News. :)