There is nothing positive about war. It’s the ultimate downfall of humanity destroying the lives of all people involved. But sometimes it is necessary, sometimes it’s inevitable. War makes people grow old in the matter of seconds and children grow up even faster than that.
It leaves devastation and it takes years and years to regain some semblance of normalcy. It’s traumatic and painful and it changes us from the inside out. It leaves scars behind, both physical and psychological ones and the best way to get rid of them is to accept the love our close ones are offering.
Being in the military is hard for both the soldier and the family. It’s hard to leave the comfort and the love of your close ones and fly all the way to the other side of the planet, but it’s what’s necessary. It’s knowing that the sacrifices you’re making will guarantee the safety of your loved ones.
This feeling solidifies the moment your feet plant themselves on home ground and you see the smiling faces of the people you’ve missed the entire time. There’s no better feeling than the feel of their arms around you the moment they spot you.
This adorable little guy that you see in the video is set to get the surprise of his life but doesn’t know it. Welcome home to, Captain Manny Lamson from a 6-month deployment at Qatar Air Base. He is a part of the 9th Bomb Squadron at Dyess as a Weapons System Officer on the B1.
Since his son loves firefighters, the Abilene Fire Department had the opportunity to welcome him home in style!
Best Surprise Ever:
Credit to ‘Abilene Fire Department’.