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Welcome Home, Casey!

I have a core group of girlfriends from Salina that remain fiercely loyal and connected (thanks in particular to technology – I have a long string of emails, facebook messages and texts to prove it)!  Melissa is a part of this group and Erik and I had the privilege of joining her as her husband returned home from his third deployment.  Casey came home Monday after a year in Djibouti, Africa (to read more about how his outpost played a role in the Somalia Rescue, check out this NY Times article).

I had never been to a homecoming ceremony before and wasn’t sure what to expect.  Melissa did her best to narrate what was happening, and one of the many reasons I love Melissa is for her ability to speak her mind.  During the ceremony, which I am sure felt like it took an eternity because it was all that was left separating her from her husband, her commentary provided me a list of “Melissa-isms” that I can’t think about without laughing.   “Are you sure this dress makes me look pregnant and not fat?”  “Marine ceremonies are just so much shorter than the Guard.  If this were a Marine ceremony we would be at lunch and have our food by now.”  “If this were a Marine ceremony, we would be out of here and Casey would be two beers in by now.”  HA!

I should note that this was the FIRST TIME Casey had seen Melissa “officially” showing her baby bump!  Once they returned to Salina, they had a sonogram that revealed they are expecting a baby boy!  Woohoo!

The afternoon was a beautiful mix of excitement, patriotism and emotion.  Casey and Melissa – we are so incredibly proud of the two of you and thankful for the sacrifices you have made for our country.  Welcome home, Casey, we have missed you!

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Is this a proud wife, or what?!

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