Hmmm... How to explain the feeling of finally getting to be with my husband again after being apart for three months straight with only letters and about 1.5 minutes total of telephone communication... That's a rather difficult task. I would say that there were feelings of relief, long-lost comfort, and SO MUCH JOY and excitement. When the time finally came near, I could hardly believe it. It seemed like years since I had last seen my husband. The Tuesday before we left for San Diego was the longest work day of my life. All day long I repeatedly asked my coworkers if it was time to go home yet. When I FINALLY got off of work that evening, I went straight home to do all of the last minute packing and to make a whole bunch of Cameron’s favorite oatmeal M&M cookies that he had apparently missed a lot since he mentioned them in like five different letters. When the cookies were done, I loaded up the car and headed out to Cameron’s parents’ house where I was staying since his dad and I were going to be leaving at 4:00 to head to the Kansas City airport. I did not sleep a wink the night before! Well, I did but only for about three hours. I woke up at 3:45 on Wendesday morning and then settled in for the two hour drive to Kansas City. After standing in line for hours, a three hour layover in Denver and another long flight, we finally landed in San Diego around 2:00pm. Talk about excitement! Unfortunately I still had to wait to see the love of my life because family day was not until the next day. On the day of our arrival, I met up with a girl whose husband was in the same platoon as mine and we all had dinner together and walked around Old Town San Diego. The next morning, I got up very early to prepare for seeing my husband. The first time I saw him was when they were all running. When they stopped and stood in their lines, he was standing directly in front of me! And then they all ran away… About three hours later, the new Marines were released to spend the rest of the day on base with their families. I saw him there all handsome in his uniform and tried to make it through the crowd. Finally, the moment that I had been waiting for so long for arrived. We met each other and of course instantly fell into each other’s arms. He hugged me tighter than ever before. The tears were falling freely and when I looked up he surprised me by kissing me in front of a million people including his dad, brother, sister-in-law, and our toddler niece. It was such a happy moment and I was shaking so badly that I thought I would fall down when he let go of me! A photographer took our picture as I removed his wedding band from the necklace that I was wearing and placed it back on his finger. Refraining from touching him after that was rather difficult but after the first five minutes of the reunion, he had to follow all of the rules for Marines in uniform. Watching the graduation the next day was very cool but finally getting to have my husband back for ten days straight after having not seen him or heard his voice for three months was even better. The whole ten days was spent visiting family and friends. And we didn’t even get to see everyone! The ten days flew by and I loved every second of it. My husband truly is an amazing person and I love him with my whole entire heart.