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Monday, July 22, 2013

And Then He Came Home

Home Front: Diaries of a Vermont military family

Posted By on Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 4:58 PM


Our deployment journey started out with a boom. Literally. A tree fell on our house just before my husband, Matt, deployed overseas, and I knew the next six months were going to be a doozy.

The "deployment curse" continued to wreak havoc over that time. Even a few days before Matt came home, I paid $800 in car repairs and enjoyed the thrill of a child with pink eye.

Matt's homecoming was filled with cheers and tears. Not by me. I was too happy, relieved, excited, nervous — don't make me pick an emotion — to make a sound.

"I'll let you run ahead and hug him first," I told my three boys as we saw him coming. "But you better hurry."

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Tasha Lehman

Tasha Lehman

Tasha Lehman is a mother of three boys living in Williston. Her husband, Matt, is a first lieutenant in the Vermont Air National Guard who recently headed overseas for his first deployment. The “Home Front: Diaries from a Vermont military family” series chronicles their journey. Read more about their story in February’s “Use Your Words” essay.

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