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15 Remarkable Photos of Soldiers Reuniting With Their Kids

soldiers reuniting with familyIn my previous career, I had to travel quite a bit – much more than I would of liked to with toddlers at home. One thing I can say that was always nice was that I could always talk or Skype with my husband and kids each night. While my business trips were inconvenient to our family and sometimes grueling in general, I was only gone a few days and our life returned to normal soon after mom returned home.

Then I think about my brother-in-law. He has spent the last 10+ years serving our country in the U.S. Army. He has a wife and two toddlers. When he is called to serve, the “business trips” are never short. The day-to-day of raising children is 100% my sister-in-law’s. While communication is now more readily available, it’s no where near as easy to access as I had in a hotel room. After the weeks or months that go by, reuniting with his wife and children is bliss.

Watching soldiers reunite with loved ones is a heart warming experience. If you have ever witnessed such an event you know what I am talking about. The emotion is so evident, even in photos. Check out these 15 Remarkable Photos of Soldiers Reuniting With Their Kids. 


  • His American Hero 1 of 15
    His American Hero
    This is my brother-in-law, Jay. He has served numerous times in Iraq. His son, 4, thinks the world of him.
  • 5 Kids at Home 2 of 15
    5 Kids at Home
    Sgt. Quentin Johnson has five kids, here he is hugging four of them.
    Image Source: army.mil
  • Darth Vadar Surprise 3 of 15
    Darth Vadar Surprise
    Deployed Dad surprises son by dressing up as Darth Vadar. Watch this video!
  • Dad Deployed for a Year 4 of 15
    Dad Deployed for a Year
    Sgt. Ramon Troya reunites with his 18-month-old son. He was separated from his family for a year.
    Image Source: army.mil
  • Reunited 5 of 15
    Reunited
    Sgt. Jerry Scott, a paratrooper reuntiing with this wife and daughter after a six-month deployment in Afghanistan.
    Image Source: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Daddy’s Girl 6 of 15
    Daddy's Girl
    Little Abigail, 21-month-old is clinging to her daddy - Spc. Kory Castro after a 12-month deployment to Iraq.
    Image Source: Pinterest
  • Homecoming 7 of 15
    Homecoming
    Sgt. Mitchell Pecoraro and his wife and daughter during a homecoming ceremony for his battalion.
    image source: kdhnews.com
  • Kisses from Daddy 8 of 15
    Kisses from Daddy
    Kisses from Daddy after a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan.
    Image Source: flickr.com
  • 9 Months Away 9 of 15
    9 Months Away
    After a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, this soldier is happy to be home.
    Image Source: U.S. Army photo by Maj. Johnpaul Arnold - flickr.com
  • Face Squeeze 10 of 15
    Face Squeeze
    Four-year-old Malachi squeezes his daddy's face after a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.
    Image Source: flickr.com
  • Madden and His Daddy 11 of 15
    Madden and His Daddy
    Madden has his daddy home after a year-long mission in Kosovo.
    Image Source: flickr.com
  • Daughters 12 of 15
    Daughters
    Sgt. 1st Class Jon Benedict hugs his daughters in Fargo.
    Image Source: (DoD photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp) - flickr.com
  • Happy to Be Home 13 of 15
    Happy to Be Home
    Daddy is home after a 12-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
    Image Source: flickr.com
  • Welcome Home 14 of 15
    Welcome Home
    After a year in Afghanistan, this soldier is happy to be home.
    Image Source: Photo by Sgt. Jessica M. Kuhn/XVIII Abn. Corps PAO - flickr.com
  • A Year Away 15 of 15
    A Year Away
    After a year away, Evelyn, 1, and Brooke, 4, are happy to see their daddy.
    Image Source: flickr.com

thankful for freedomToday I am thankful for our freedom. Freedom to write this blog post, to raise my toddlers with the religion of my choosing and the other rights that come thanks to the efforts of our military and government.

To those serving for our freedom, thank you. While Veterans Day was yesterday – saying thanks on that day alone just isn’t enough. 

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Molly blogs parenting, geekery and technology at digitalmomblog.com.

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