Homecomings are the best, unless you’re dealing with sticky family problems and then it can turn into a nightmare. Catch my article over at Military1, “Private homecomings: Preserving the peace with family”. Here’s the beginning…
Homecomings are synonymous with our military lifestyle and I was blessed recently to be a part of my friend’s for a few brief moments, to videotape their family reunion.
I too felt the excitement as her Marine stepped off the bus and was thrilled that I could repay the favor of capturing those special moments, just as she captured mine several years earlier.
I often think back to our first reunion and wish that we could do a lot of things differently.
My first homecoming was 10 years ago after the initial invasion of Iraq. I was so excited and nervous to welcome my husband home, especially after living with all the stress and media attention focused on the war.
However, the happy reunion wasn’t always a happy moment for us. We had to learn how to deal with family members and their stresses as well.