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Moms Share Their Joyful Military Reunions

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We've all shed a tear at the sight of a soldier reunited with their family — meeting a new baby, surprising a child at school, greeting the family dog — but that's only a small part of the story. Behind that single moment are real people. 

I'm one of them. I have been a military spouse for four years. My husband was deployed from 2016 to 2017, and it was our first deployment as a couple as well as parents. He came home on our third wedding anniversary, and finally spotting him in the sea of camouflage was something I'll never forget.

Like many military spouses, I had someone capture our reunion. We post our photos, but we don't always get to tell our stories. Here, you'll hear directly from the sources about what a solider's homecoming is really like... and you may want to grab a tissue.