Thursday, October 1, 2009

Welcome Home my brother from the same mother.

Today, I get to remove one thing from this blog.

This.


Last March, I wrote about my snarky brother, Bryan, leaving for war.  He's been gone for six months and Tuesday, while I was at Wal Mart, I received a highly emotional text, filled with love and sentiment.

"Back in the U.S.A."

Let me just say that Wal Mart may not be the best place to receive news that makes you say, "WhooHoo!!  AMEN!!!" really loud.  Especially when you're on the toilet paper aisle.  It may lead people to believe toilet paper is far more exciting than it actually is, leading to a mad rush from shoppers looking to find ultimate satisfaction at a Supercenter.

It's impossible, trust me, I've tried.

He's home, in the arms of his beautiful wife and sons, eating his weight in deep-dish pizza.

The Lord was faithful not only preserving his life but also the lives of all the men under his command.

Thank you, blog friends, for your continued prayers, inquiries, and encouragement while he was gone. 

Ya'll rock.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Praise the LORD!!! His mercies are new each day and what an awesome blessing to your hectic weak!

XO
Tracie Martin

Anonymous said...

I meant week!!!

Tracie

Caroline said...

Praise the Lord, Melissa! What great news! Praying for you often up here! Miss you!

Joyce said...

That's wonderful...welcome home to your brother!

Traci said...

Awesome! And, may I have some pizza?

Legally Fabulous said...

God is good. Welcome home to your brother, and THANK YOU. We are so lucky to live in America, and it's because of soldiers like him.

Sheila said...

Thank you God, for his safe return. Please help him as he rejoins his family, and place your peace which passes our understanding upon him and his family. Thank you, Lord, for his bravery and the sacrifices both he and his family have made. Please bless them with joy.

Sue said...

Great news. Praise God! Welcome home Bryan!

Holli said...

Praise the Lord for brave kids, brave mamas and BRAVE BROTHERS! (same or different mothers)

Candy said...

Praise the Lord! Welcome home, Bryan. We celebrate with Melissa your homecoming, and the safe return of all under your command.

She's actually pretty brave to call you snarky. I'll call you "Sir!"

Blessings,

Candy

pendy said...

Wonderful news, and please thank him again, on behalf of this Army brat.

Zan said...

Answer to prayer. Happy day.

Kim said...

WhoHoo & Amen!

emily said...

It is about time for something to celebrate! Thank you Lord for keeping Him safe and bringing him home!

LoLa said...

Wow I picked a really good day to catch up on your blog. Yahoo! Great news. Anytime you get good news, it's good news for we readers.

Henley on the Horn said...

Thank you, Lord, for protecting Bryan! Thank you, snarky Bryan, for serving our country and for keeping us safe. We do not take it lightly!! Melissa, I shared your blog with my whole Bible Study. You were my example of how the church can reach the neighborhood around it. You all just moved right in:) and you love your neighbors. You live your life above reproach, love them, and they see Christ living in you. That's the gospel. My group hailed you as a modern day Paul. I will be praying as you care for all of the extra children. I imagine you could really use a diet Coke & Milk Duds right about now!!!

Jess said...

Whoo Hoo! Amen!