Wonderful wonderful news. My brother is home.
I went out to my mom’s in Jersey Thursday night to get up WAY early to meet the buses as they arrived at the base on Friday morning. We were told to be there at 8. The buses pulled in at noon. We sat or stood around by a curb in front of some Dumpsters. In the rain. Nice. I got a lot of (damp) knitting done. The buses pulled in finally, we waved our homemade signs around and each family searched for their loved one. I swear they all look alike when they have their covers on. Then there was lots of crying and hugging and we got to take our Marines home. Totally worth it. I would have sat in the rain another 100 hours.
He’s lost weight but he’s healthy and he’s home. He tried on his sweater sleeves and liked them very much. Perfect fit, too.
My dsl is down so I can’t share pictures of the homecoming or the knitting, but I hope to post photos of both soon.