Every military homecoming is different. It’s fun for me. It keeps me on my toes. One thing is for certain though, the service person due to arrive is adored by their friends and family.
Matt was serving aboard the USS San Diego and the aniticipation of his arrival was a heavy one. He would be arriving the day before his daughter’s 2nd birthday. He had been deployed in October so he missed all the big holidays that would normally bring family together. They also have a seven-year-old named Jack, who understood what it was to miss his dad and was very excited that the wait was soon to be over.
I’m always honored to document military homecomings because they take care of me. I was so happy to be asked to be part of their big day because I absolutely fell in love with this family. Some families just have this energy about them that is just sweet and fun. These guys fit that bill to a T. Matt, his wife Alyssa, Jack and Jada are all smiles. To sweeten the day, Matt’s mom and dad flew in from Alabama just for the occation. It was a beautiful family affair.
This homecoming is particually happy one since this will be the last for this family. That is certainly something to celebrate. As a local San Diegan I know I these families are on loan until new orders come down. I hope I get to hang on this family for a little while.
Welcome home and thank you for your service!
If you’d like to document the joy that your family expereinces at your next family homecoming, let me know about it! I’d love to be there for you!