A sweet summer Army homecoming in Killeen, Texas!Read More
It was the longest wait - and the most emotional return. From constant rescheduling to an emotional rollercoaster, to finally a good day - the GREATEST day!
This Friday was the day Taylor and her babies got to welcome their soldier home.
The air was filled with anticipation, and nervousness, and so much love - and as soon as a glimpse of the white bus was seen, tears started to fill up the eyes. Tears of joy and tears of relief. Tears of happiness.
Welcome home SGT Elliott!
I absolutely love photographing homecomings.
There is nothing like it in the world - so full of raw emotion. It even gets me from time to time and I'll notice I need to wipe away the tears.
Families get put through so much during deployments, it is hard to describe to anyone who is not part of that world. The tears, the joy, the hardship and loneliness - and of course the countless days, hours, minutes, that never seem to end - but they do end and when that moment comes, there is no bigger joy than that experienced by the re-united family.
My dear friend finally got her husband back from what seemed like an eternity wrapped into a deployment. The day couldn't have passed by any slower while she waited, but as she finally saw the busses roll in, it seemed like one hour flew by like a mere second.