I am so blessed and thankful for getting the chance to come home. It took me three hot days to get back but I am so glad to be home. I drove across Baghdad, got to the airport, flew to Kuwait and then to Atlanta. I finally rented a car with a comrade and got to Nashville 4 hours before my plan would have arrived. I called Allie and told her to be there at the Budget rental turn in and she sat for almost a hour at the Hertz rental store which is right next door in the garage. I borrowed the cell phone from my friends family once they arrived and called my parents and her parents because I have forgotten Allie's cell phone number. Once I got it, we called and met each other in the garage outside the Hertz rental car garage. I was so elated to see Allie and Jacob and Will. Jacob has become such a big boy. He shied away from me, somewhat hesitant at first and then came right to me and gave me a big hug. Will was in the car seat and came right to me once he got out. I feel like I don't even know him because he changed so much since I held him last. He has definetly changed the most. I am the luckiest and happiest Husband and Dad in the world. Thank you for all of your prayers and concerns for our safety. I love you all and hope to see you soon. God Bless.
From Allie: Yes, can you believe it? I sat for an hour at the WRONG PLACE, while he was right next door. I have no idea why I was thinking Hertz, other than he called at 6:30 that morning and I was still asleep when he told me where to meet him. I even asked what other rental car agencies were there, and Budget didn't ring any bells. Oh, well. The boys were so excited. Jacob hasn't let Andy out of his sight for more than a few minutes. He has so much to show him and tell him. Unfortunately, Will is sick. He had a fever yesterday of 104 degrees, so Andy spent part of his second day back at the pediatrician's office. Hopefully, the rest of his visit will go more smoothly. :-)