Friday, May 20, 2011

Sailors Homecoming :)

Hi friends,  Popping in with a quick hello and a few pics of my son's homecoming.  My hubby had the opportunity to join in the Tiger cruise and bring the ship in with our son.  That is where the parents are permitted to go out to the ship while it is still at sea and share the homecoming with the sailors as they pull into dock.  They both really enjoyed this very much.  My hubby is a former sailor, so it brought back alot of memories for him....AND also reminded him that he is not as young as he used to be ;)  We are all just loving having our oldest home with us for a visit.  He is happy to be here too, so we are treasuring every moment.  He has a birthday coming up in a few weeks, so it is nice to have him back here to celebrate, since just about every holiday or special occasion for the past 4 years has been spent with him away.
These pics are views from his ship before they pulled in.  I love the way the sailors line around the ship.  What an amazing sight to see.  Takes my breath away. 

Isn't this a gorgeous picture of the sunset at sea?  This was taken on my husband's cell phone the night before the ship pulled in.  He said that was one of the things he missed the most about being at sea was the beautiful sunsets.  I can only imagine.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I will be back to crafting again after my son's leave is over to share more posts of my work for you.  In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed these pictures.

Hugs and blessings to you all,


Sue McMahon said...

Gorgeous pictures! So glad he is home safe and sound. Your heart can rest now. :) Spoil him rotten!!

That's really awesome that the parents can get aboard too for the homecoming! I didn't know they could do that.

loz said...

Stunning Pics Carolyn.. Enjoy your time with him..Hugs Loz

Karen W said...

Enjoy your time, my DH is retired Navy and both boys are finished with their years in. Brought back a lot of memories!!! Thanks

Rufus said...

Welcome home to your son! I know that you'll enjoy having him home and spoil him rotten. Please thank him for his service and tell him how much what he's doing is appreciated!

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Amazing pictures. You must be so proud of him. I'm so glad you have your son back home for a few weeks. Enjoy your time with him. :)

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

AWESOME!!!!! TY for sharing, I have never seen this, what a great thing to witness. Treasure your visit with your son. Jane

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!I love the colors!!!

Amy Johnson said...

Such inspirational pics.Thanks for sharing.