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.