A Soldier Returns From Iraq

I first posted these photos on Facebook as a way to share them with this family that we met at the Jacksonville airport. They went to a lot of effort to welcome home Shawn Bourland from Iraq, and it seemed only right to stay for a few minutes and document this reunion. I didn't expect so many other people to see the photos or notice them, but the responses have really surprised me, so I am posting them now on my blog in order to share them with a larger audience. I think the photos pretty much tell the story. This was the first time Shawn was seeing his baby boy, who was born while he was deployed in Iraq. Clearly his girls really missed him. I love that the girls wear "Welcome Home Daddy", and his wife wears "Welcome Home Baby" on their shirts.

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