It has been a bit of a long day for some reason. Had a bit of time off this afternoon and perhaps had to much time to start thinking, but tonight I find myself missing my family and especially my wife. Be nice to have a cuddle in front of a fireplace. A year is a long time apart. But not an uncommon experience for those of us who serve in uniform.

When I came home from the airport my 3 girls all had flowers to welcome me home.

It's not too often that I've received flowers. I made sure to take photos of them because I want to treasure them in my memories.