Monday, March 25, 2013

T.F.M. Spotting - A Father's Reunion

As a father that juggles a very weird work schedule and misses a few family obligations along the way I can still only guess what a soldier's life is like when separated from their families for months at a time.  T.F.M. reader Matthew DeLorenzo was recently reunited with his son and sent along this image for the T.F.M. Spotting Photo Contest.
   Matthew wrote...  "I recently returned home from Afghanistan but unlike most other soldiers I did not get to go directly home. I hurt my knee while I was there so they sent me straight to a rehab center in the states.  On my first pass days I went to visit my son but he was shy and nervous so it was good too see him but it didn't go as planned.  Strangely though, after I left, his mom told me that all the next week he was asking "Where's daddy?"  Needless to say I hauled ass back there and we had such a great reunion.  I was looking back through my pictures today after I got back and I realized I was wearing my favorite new T.F.M. shirt and thought I would share.  Keep up the good work."

Glad that you are home safe and sound.  Enjoy the time with your son and hope your rehabilitation goes well too.


Kevin Frank said...

Glad to see another soldier home safe.

jonny said...

Glad to see you're home! Enjoy your time with your family.

The NOCO Nympher said...

Matt DeLorenzo! my hat is off to you and every member of the armed services that sacrifice so that we may enjoy our family friends and fly fishing! Morty thanks for giving a well deserved shout out to all our heros!