A Soldier's Precious Moment Holding His Son

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Real Estate Agent with Prudential PenFed Realty

Our son-in-law Matt arrived safely home from Iraq last night and we picked him up at BWI airport in Baltimore.  Matt missed the entire first year of his son's life while executing dangerous missions in Iraq on a daily basis.  Some of you may recall that Matt was sent to Iraq just one week after his first child was born.

His son, Riley, bonded with him immediately.  Take a look at this photo:

 A Soldier's Precious Moments

Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers, Matt is home safe and reunited with his family!

Let us never forget the sacrifices our soldiers are making for us so that we may enjoy the freedoms that we have here in the US.  Oh yes, and thank you Matt, from the depths of our heart and souls.  We all owe you and your fellow soldiers BIG TIME!

God bless you!

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Kris Wales
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Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center

This photo envoked so many emotions.  Pure happiness that your son in law is home and tears for the reunion of father and son.

July 10, 2009 10:55 AM
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Dan, Wow, what a great photo of father and son. What a great bond of love between these two.  We thank Matt for keeping us free every single day!  God bless and thanks so much for sharing!

July 10, 2009 04:27 PM
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Thanks Chris and Sandy - It was truly miraculous to watch what happened when that child saw his father for the first time.  I have never seen anything like it in my life.  Riley had never seen his father other than pictures and on Skype (I think it was Skype) when my daughter talked to him.  Today Riley sat on his father's lap and watched Sesame Street with him for over an hour -  Riley has never sat still for more than 10 minutes.

Awe shucks, I have to stop writing now.  Just thinking about it is making my eyes tear.

July 10, 2009 04:45 PM
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Tom Hallis

Dan,

I know how you feel. I have a son who has been to Iraq 3 times and a grandson who just came home. You pray every night that you will see them again and that the Load is protecting them from harm.

God Bless all who have and are serving to keep us safe.

 

Tom Hallis

July 17, 2009 10:43 AM
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Marchel Peterson
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Dan, What a precious picture.  Thank Matt for his service to our country.  Our son did two tours of Iraq and I know the INTENSE relief when they get out!!!!!  Our son is now out o the Army and a college student.  Freedom is not FREE!!

July 20, 2009 06:31 PM
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Marchel, I am in VA Beach with my daughter and the entire family.  What a blessing, an answer to our prayers!  Thank your son for me for his service to our country as well.

July 20, 2009 06:54 PM
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Laura Giannotta
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What a touching picture.  Thank you Matt, and God bless you.

July 22, 2009 09:16 AM
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Laura - Thank you for your kind words of support.

October 23, 2009 06:13 AM
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This is a gorgeous photo and hearing you tell the back story makes it even more special.  So glad he is home un-harmed.

February 06, 2011 12:51 PM
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Unharmed and thankfully his transitioin back to civilian life has gone very well.  He and my daughter now have two beautiful boys!

February 07, 2011 10:12 AM
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