My moment began very late last night, and is continuing to go on even now.
It's almost like we'd been playing at marriage and parenting for the first four and a half years (excluding time during the deployment). But today . . . this is real. This is what home is supposed to be. This is how it should have always been.
I can't describe it better than that. I am filled to the brim with hope. The rest of the deployment looms ahead, but this is what we have to look forward to. And really, it's because of the deployment that this even exists.