It's Thankful Thursday - My Boy and the 116th Calvary Are Heading Home From Baghdad!

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Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, CLHMS, SFR - Coeur d'Alene Idaho Homes for Sale

Today, as in EVERY day, I have much to be thankful for.  But this day I am particularly thankful to have received word that my son, a member of the Idaho National Guard, 116th Calvary based here in Post Falls, Idaho, is FINALLY on his way home from a year long deployment in Baghdad, Iraq!  Members of his company have been joyfully arriving back in the USA this past week, and he is literally one of the last to leave for home.

It may still be a while before I see the whites of his eyes.  He is headed to Ft. Lewis, WA and will be there for an undermined length of time for out processing.  But just knowing he is en route home is such a huge relief. 

May God continue to bless America, and these men and women who have sacrificed and endured so much for their country!



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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Janna,

You have every reason to rejoice. God bless your son and so glad to hear he is on his way home!!!

Sep 01, 2011 03:15 PM #1
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Janna, Just reading your post almost brought tears to my eyes.  Our son did two tours of Iraq and I sooooooo remember waiting for him to get home.  He is now out of the Army and a Senior at Texas A&M.  Thank your son for his service to our country.  Freedom is not FREE!

Sep 01, 2011 04:14 PM #2
Ed Kurosz , Lic. Assoc. RE Broker
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Westhampton Beach & Quogue - Westhampton Beach, NY
Douglas Elliman Real Estate Hamptons & North Fork

Congratulations on this glorious news !  Welcome home to the 116th !

Sep 01, 2011 05:33 PM #3
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Do me a favor... When he does arrive home, shake his hand and thank him for me!

Sep 01, 2011 07:18 PM #4
Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA - Eureka, CA
Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA

Good Morning Janna, Todd has an excellent suggestion, me too!  Best wishes for an excellent home coming celebration!

Sep 01, 2011 07:34 PM #5
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Tears in my eyes!  I'm so happy for your family!  God bless your son and all the other members of the 116th Cavalry!  Welcome Home!

Sep 02, 2011 10:18 AM #6
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Real Estate Cafe LLC - Bend, OR
Curator of Happy Endings

Oh Janna ~ Nothing warms my heart more than to hear of your good news.  I ditto Todd's comments... give your son a big hug from all of us... and tell him THANK-YOU for serving in our place!

Sep 02, 2011 09:32 PM #7
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

I'm with Todd. Also, I am so glad to hear that he is coming home. You must be so excited.

Sep 03, 2011 03:04 AM #8
Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID

Janna I am with Todd too!   and yes I have tears in my eyes!   the sacrifices these soldiers make is un real!!!    What a perfect time to find out he is nearly home!!!

Sep 03, 2011 12:27 PM #9
Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Dear Janna -

What a wonderful piece of news! I know your heart will be overflowing when he is within reach and awaiting a hug from his mom!

Have a happy day -

Sep 03, 2011 07:36 PM #10
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