Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Ultimate Homecoming

Here's a great heartwarming story I got in my email this morning. Let it inspire you and bring you a smile!

About a year ago, my husband had just come back from a 7 month tour in Iraq. My daughter and I had gone up to see him get off the bus at 6am, and he didn't get there until about 7-7:30am.

After a couple hours of work he had to do, we were ready to go home. On the way home, my husband suggested that we go to International House of Pancakes (IHoP) to grab something to eat. We didn't have that much money left, as it was right before payday, but I decided it would be worth it anyway, since he hadn't gotten to eat anything like that for months.

We went in and sat down in a crowded resturant. He was still wearing his ACU's (his army clothes) and I was clinging to him and still crying a little bit, just so happy to have him home. We sat there and ate a wonderful meal, all of us just enjoying each other's company.

When it got time for us to get ready to leave, we asked our server for our check. He informed us that it had already been taken care of.

I just looked at my husband, astonished, and started crying even more. I tried to figure out who it was, and there were a couple people who had just left prior to us asking for our check.

It made my heart just swell up to think that someone could be that gracious to pay for our meal and I was so incredibly happy to know that they did it on such a special day. I have no idea if they knew my husband had just come home from the war, but it made my day better than it already was.


  1. Hi Kat,
    thanks for sharing! just wanted to let you know, feel free to share my post '20 cent mission' from blog 'Saved by Grace'. Thanks for following! And thank you for your encouragement. ~Terri

  2. THis is so special. I love stories like this.

  3. What a great story. I love hearing about people who appreciate our soldiers and aren't afraid to show it. We have had people come up to us and say such wonderful things to Shane when he is in uniform.


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