(Closed) Coming Home…

posted 7 years ago in Military
Post # 3
3142 posts
Sugar bee

I can’t watch it at all.  My Fiance is training right now for his 6th, or maybe 7th (can’t remember) deployment so that show and Army wives is off limits until he returns in December

Post # 5
3142 posts
Sugar bee



He is gone most of the time and deploys this summer and stays until December/Jan

Thanks so much πŸ™‚ 

Post # 6
2496 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Uh ya, me too.  Darling Husband introduced me to a PBS series called “Carrier” which is a documentary following the deployment of the USS Nimitz… and it makes me cry everytime we watch it.  He loves it because he’s getting really excited about his Navy training.  I’m excited and so proud, but it’s still not easy to try to get excited about him leaving haha. πŸ™‚

Post # 7
31 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

I can’t even watch the commercials for Coming Home without tearing up!!  So it’s definitely off-limits for me to watch.  My Fiance is USAF, and thankfully his deployments will only be 3-4 months at a time- I don’t know how all of you with year (or more) deployments do it.  You’re amazing.

Post # 9
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsNeutrino: No you are not….My dad was in the Navy for my entire childhood, I can’t even watch commercials with military men coming home to their loved ones without getting goosebumps/tears in my eyes lol

Post # 10
3758 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh goodness… Fiance is only in bootcamp so far and I cry durring the commercials for that show! I couldn’t actually watch the show… way too much crying for me to handle πŸ™

Post # 13
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Honestly? I am a bit disappointed in this show. Yes, it makes me tear up missing PenguinGuy, yes it makes me smile through the tears at seeing the happy reunions, but as I wipe away those tears I start to get REALLY annoyed. I have gotten so annoyed with the show that I cannot watch it anymore without swearing at the screen. I am so annoyed at even the thought of the show that I can’t stand it.

For those of you who have never experienced a deployment, please, PLEASE keep in mind that not all homecomings are like that. Please? The real homecoming is waiting up until 2 am at hte airport for your husband’s flight to land because it got delayed. The real homecoming is fighting your way through the crowd at the pier to find your husband, with tired and cranky kids in tow who haven’t seen daddy in 6 months and barely remember him as someone other than the guy on the screen. The real homecoming is the weeks and months after the initial hug and kiss. It is suddenly finding a virtual stranger living with you, sharing your space, taking over your roles. It is all of that awkward first time living together stuff all over again.

A real homecoming is soo much more emotional and so much more beautiful than any of those staged puppet shows, weddings, or surprise assemblies at school. 

Post # 15
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I can’t believe there is a show on this! I would never be able to keep from crying.

Last home coming I was so emotional before the plane landed I had to run to find a place to cry my heart out. When he finally landed, the tears were gone and I was so happy to see him (and no tears left–not even joyful ones).


Who goes on the show? Is there an incentive? I wouldn’t want to be on TV when I’m so emotional; it would freak me out!

Post # 16
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I bawl like a freaking baby. My baby brother (22) is in the Army. He is part of the 82nd Airborne stationed in Fort Bragg, NC. He is one of my best friends. He is the sibling right under me (I’m 24), so we’ve always been close. I was the Best (wo)Man at his wedding. I remember when he left for basic, I was a mess. There was little contact, and it was rough because we talked every day before this. But nothing compared to when he was in Iraq. The whole time he was gone, I prayed, I cried, I waited desperately for calls and letters (his first priority was to talk to his wife, which is completely understandable) but it was hard being apart from someone who had been your closest confidant your entire life. We didn’t have a good childhood, so we really only had each other. But the day he came home from Iraq, that was the BEST day of my life. He was home safe. This show makes me cry extra hard because I know what it’s like to have a loved one far away and in harm’s way. I reccomend all of my friends with no connections to the military to watch at least one episode.

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