May 2017 Challenge

Cassie King
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If I had to pick just one single memory I’d like to capture for all time, this is it. This moment holds so much emotion for me and for my husband and our
daughter. More than meeting Nathan, more than marrying him, more than even giving birth to my children. This was the day Nathan had returned from his 2nd tour of duty to Afghanistan.  We were so worried about how Aubrey would react as there had been nearly no form of communication other than an occasional email. No Skype, no phone calls - nothing for her to hear his voice or see his face. She was only 2 when he left and she’d only had 18 months before that to build a relationship with him as she was 8 months old when he returned from his first deployment. Nathan and I were both so
worried she wouldn’t remember him or she’d be upset, or distant - understandably so. But the morning he returned we were sitting in the living room
when we hear her coming down the hardwood floor hall. She saw him and literally started running into his arms. There was no ackward moment wondering who he was, why he was here, or dealing with hurt feelings. Just pure, unabashed joy and relief to have her daddy back. Nathan cried. I cried. The most beautiful, pure moment he or I had ever experienced. I treasure it more than  any other memory in my life. I’m so grateful to have captured it on film so that I can continue to relive this moment every time I see these photos and so that I can share them with her one day as well.


I used Press Pause by Kristin Cronin Barrow and Somewhere in Time template by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs. 

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Oh, Cassie, this is just such a beautiful moment!  I can't even imagine worrying about a spouse who is serving in Afghanistan, caring for a child yourself and then worrying the child wouldn't remember your husband (I'm sure he was worried about that too).  What sacrifice and commitment you both made.  Thank you for sharing this personal moment with us and please thank your husband for his service.

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I want to thank you and your family for the sacrifices you make to keep us safe. I little girl should not have to be away from her daddy for so long. So glad you scrapbooked this touching story for your family to remember and it's a nice reminder to those of us who benefit from his service of just how hard this is for families.  

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