There are no words

There are truly NOT enough words to describe what I got to experience yesterday. J's cousin Dillan, who I've talked about before here and here is officially back in the U.S.  After surviving multiple attacks and suffering through many injuries while serving in Afghanistan, Dillan is back home in the U.S. and we got to be a part of his welcome home party yesterday afternoon.

His neighbors lined the streets. There were flags and banners and signs held by young and old. The fire department came out. The county commissioner was there. Neighbors came out to greet him. It was overwhelming, and I can only imagine what Dillan was feeling. He was awarded a purple heart for helping many fellow squad mates get to safety, and we are so thankful for HIS safety.

I'll let these pictures say the rest...















I literally got chills all over my entire body when I saw him in the car. I am so proud of him.


Our Dillan is home and we couldn't be happier. He is still healing in many ways, both physically and mentally and prayers are appreciated. He is a true hero, and we are all SO proud of him. God bless ALL the military, past and present.


12 comments

  1. I got chills reading this! So happy that you all get breathe a sigh of relief and know he is finally safe! We can never thank the military enough for what they do. They really are the real heroes!!

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  2. Wow! That is awesome! I don't even know him and I got a little emotional! I'm so happy he came home safe!

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  3. How amazing, what a great celebration :-)

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  4. This is incredible. SO happy for you that you got to be there. My husbands brother is in the army but he came home because of injury. It is incredible what they do to serve our country! I am so gratefuL!

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  5. Got chills/teary eyed seeing your pictures! A couple years ago when Jers best friend came home we went with his family to pick him up. When the bus pulled up with all of the soldiers it was just overwhelming! I'll never ever forget that! There were babies that had never met their dads, mothers, sons, etc. I really appreciate the men and women who protect us, our country and give us freedom!

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  6. Aw! I'm crying now! LOL. So sweet & so thankful he is home safe! :)

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  8. That gave me chills just seeing the pictures so I can't imagine how it felt being there. So happy he is home safe!

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  9. amazing! I am SO glad he is home!

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  10. I LOVE this!
    sending so many prayers and love to your family, and so happy he is home safe:):)

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  11. I feel like the Cincinnati area so always done a great job at supporting our troops. Welcome home Dillan!

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  12. Ah I love this!!!!! So So SO happy!

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