I'm a professional at this whole waiting at the airport business for your loved one though so I sat down and checked my twitter and relaxed, well kind of (hubby and I dated long distance for over a year..). Out of the corner of my eye I could see this lady who kept checking the monitor and pacing back and forth from the gate. I knew almost instantly that she was another mil wife. Sure enough, I asked her and she was. Isn't it funny how you recognize the "military-spouse-about-to-be-reunited" symptoms? And I must point out.. I was way calmer than she was.
Finally the plane lands and everyone files out. Rob HAD to have been at the very back of the plane cause it took forever. Then all at once he was there. There was no fairy tale run, jump, spin in circles, kiss and say I love you. We just aren't like that. It was one long hug, a simple kiss and a lets get the heck out of here. Just what I expected.
Reunited and it feels so good.
After Jose Peppers with my parents.
Then it was the long drive back to the apartment. I knew there was a beautiful puppy dog waiting anxiously for his momma to get back.. cause I kept promising him I had the mother of all surprises for him. Sure enough it was like this wonderful reunion. I can't get over how hard Piston's butt was wiggling, how emotional the room was without even being emotional and how Piston quickly reattached himself to Rob's backside like he hadn't spent the last 7 months separated from us.
Excuse the wonderful iPhone quality.
As you can see P wiggled, a lot.
It was perfect.