For the first time since Ryan and I have been married, we finally get to be together.
Not like living together for a month or two and then being separated, but really and truly be together.
He will receive his discharge papers later today and I finally get to breathe that sigh of relief.
My husband is my partner and my best-friend.
I am so incredibly proud of him for the sacrifices that he has made to defend our country.
He graduated from high school early to join the Marine Corps and dedicated four years of his young life to the Corps. When many kids were getting trashed in college, he was deployed to Afghanistan.
Now that's not to take away from anyone who has gone to college, clearly I just graduated from a top-notch university, but his life experiences made him grow up a lot sooner than other young people.
While he was deployed, I made three videos for him.
The first was right before Christmas and it was a video of well wishes from all of these people who love and care about him. It's long but filled with love.
You had everyone from his mom, step-dad, my parents, my sorority sisters, my residents (I'm was a House Fellow otherwise known as an R.A.), extended relatives, even the dogs telling him how much they missed him.
This second video was a birthday one, but I wanted to show you all the third one.
It's a collection of memories from the deployment and my graduation/commissioning. The very next day I hopped on a plane to San Diego to welcome my husband home!
So many wonderful memories :)