Friday, March 28, 2008

There's no place like . . .Kansas?

I am back in the US.  Not quite home, but I am in the US and happier then I can describe.  We arrived at Fort Riley early in the morning a couple days ago, and haven't even really slept since then.  A combination of de-mobilization, equipment turn-in and jet-lag has prevented most of us from getting any sleep, but we really don't care.  Tomorrow I will be back in Philly and while it it will be sad to say goodbye to everyone, the sense of relief I feel about being home is overshadowing everything.  I am also praying for my friends still over in Iraq; times are tough right now, but they are leaving soon - I really hope it goes quickly and safely for them. 

12 comments:

LT Nixon said...

Tough times indeed...thanks bro.

LT Nixon said...

I'm just glad that there is dudes braver than I putting the boot up Sadr's ass as we speak.

Anonymous said...

Glad you are safe in Kansas
Now all we have to do is wait for Marissa to make it there as well

Barbara

Mrs. Exnicios said...

Glad you are on your way home. Can't wait to read a similar post on my husband's blog in a few months - your family must be so excited to see you.

verybadcat said...

Glad that you're back on US soil! Can't wait to hear about your homecoming....

HUGGINS said...

Glad you made it back home safely Jason. You've helped discover a lot about being grateful for the little things in life, while you were deployed. Thanks again for your service, now enjoy life with your family. You really deserve it!

huggins said...

my last post should have read, You've helped me discover a lot about being grateful for the little things in life." Sorry for the typo...

MegRhi said...

I guess by now you are back home! I'm so so glad you are back with your family safe and sound. No more desert vacations for you! Stay put.

Jo Castillo said...

Welcome home, we are so happy for you. Take care and thanks for the life lessons. :)

Bag Blog said...

May peace and joy abound in your lifeis. It is good that you are home.

David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 04/01/2008 News and Personal dispatches from the front lines.

Army Sergeant said...

Do you live in Philly? That's an awesome town..I got to know it a lot since the National Office for IVAW is there. That's also where I got my tattoo.