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Where we love is home,
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


Homecomings are, as expected– full of emotion.  Anxiety and nervousness, hope and joy, sometimes fear, and always love.  But there’s an unmatched, all-consuming excitement when a wife and mother is preparing to introduce her husband to their son for the very first time.  I was so honored and extatic to be a part of the R Family’s homecoming.  Watching Dad embrace his daughter and then hold his baby boy for the first time was inspiring and exhilarating.   I did my best to fight back tears that night, and admittedly, I have to fight a little more each time I look at these photos.  In these images I see a brave family, a strong family, a complete family.  I see love.  And though war may separate us, it is that love that holds everything together in time of absence.

Here is the R Family’s homecoming through my eyes…

  1. says:

    welcome home! We are a military family as well and I know how happy you must be!

  2. Wow! Beautiful people!!! Welcome home to Dad, and thanks for your service 🙂

  3. says:

    Alicia you did AMAZING!!! I was too caught up in the moment that night to get emotional, but seeing these pictures bring all of the feelings back to the surface!! Thank you so much for capturing each and every special moment for us!! XOXOXOXOXO

  4. says:

    A little choked up and in awe of the sheer bravery and honor of our military and their familes

  5. Tara, I hope my Dad got this right and this is the Daughter of Terry & Penny Carson. This is your Cusin Jeff Walcher.Pictures are awesome, and shows so much love in that great looking Marine family! There is nothing that can show enough gratitude for your service! Thank you & God Bless you all!

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