Kelsey and Aaron are both in the Navy and were stationed together before Kelsey moved here earlier this year leaving Aaron behind in California. Aaron just got back from an extended deployment and was coming to spend time with Kelsey and family for the holidays. Needless to say, Kelsey was absolutely giddy with excitement when we met up at the airport that morning. We chatted off and on but mostly we just stood, waiting.
I knew Aaron would be flying in uniform but I didn’t even see him before I knew he was there. The look of anticipation on Kelsey’s face changed to pure happiness then tears as he came through security and the sign she had been holding quickly fell to the floor as she ran to embrace him. The day they had both been counting down to was finally here.