Tuesday, December 27, 2011

OpLove ReUnited: "S" Family Homecoming

I've said it once, I'll say it again — I LOVE seeing families reunited, especially for the holidays! On the 22nd of December, a LARGE number of soldiers deboarded a plane on Pope Field and were warmly and lovingly welcomed by their family members (DUH).

This family was adorable. A 6 year old, a 2 year old, and a 1 year old ... none or which knew Daddy was coming home just yet. They thought they were going to the hanger for moral support. Mom wanted to surprise them, and surprise she did.  Even though the 6 year old could read ... he was still just as surprised when Daddy was dismissed from formation and and quickly went to them with open arms. What a sight.

Let me tell you, I love working with OpLove!  -- get a tissue, here are some shots of that day. (Last name has been removed from uniform)

                                                                                       Peaking around to see Daddy

                                                                           Happy tears

   The middle boy asked if Daddy could come  home with them. How sweet is that?!

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  1. Again, our family loves what you did. We get nothing but compliments about the photos! I get more and more emotional each time I look at them...which is something that I couldn't do during all of it as keeping track of 3 kids overrides Mommy's emotions! LOL These pictures mean so much to me...and that fact that I was able to get them and still be in them and experience it all without a camera around my neck is something I will forever be grateful for! Thanks so much!

  2. Shari---a heartfelt thank you from a grateful mom, mom-in-law, and YaYa to this sweet family! I am in AR and the fact that I could actually see the events leading up to Brian's re-entry and reunion with his family almost as soon as they occurred was so special. You are very talented.

  3. I am so happy to have been there with the "S" family. Sweet boys, sweet parents, and a sweet reunion. I'm glad I was able to share this moment with all of you!


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