View Full Version : A Big WELCOME HOME !!!

06-21-2009, 02:45 PM
Fellow Intercotees, please join me in welcoming Melanears (Melanie) back to the United States after spending the last two years living in Okinawa, in support of her husband (James) in his service to our country as a member of the United States Marine Corps.

It takes a very special person to be the spouse of a member of the military, and Mel is absolutely a shining example of that kind of dedication and love.

And we should also thank the USMC for assigning James to a new duty station, very conveniently located about 90 miles from WDW! :mickey:

:welcome: Home Mel, James and Family!!

06-21-2009, 02:59 PM
Welcome back!! :welcome:

And thanks- :drill::flag:

06-21-2009, 03:07 PM
Welcome back!! :)

06-21-2009, 03:17 PM
And THANK YOU:hands: to the entire family for the sacrifices you've made to keep the USA and all of us safe and free!!!

06-21-2009, 03:23 PM
Welcome Back, Melanears!!

Although we will miss your on the scene reports from overseas!

06-21-2009, 03:24 PM
Welcome back home, Mel!!! :party: I know you hate that James was sent so close to WDW, but I'm sure you'll suffer through it.

Thanks to both of you for your service to our country! :flag:

5 Mousekteers
06-21-2009, 03:25 PM
:thanks: for your service to our country!

06-21-2009, 03:31 PM
Welcome back to the states, to both of you. I have always had a strong admiration for the wives of servicemen....especially the one I have been married to for the past 45 years....Don't know how or why you wonderful women do it, but I am eternally that such women as DW and you exist!

Kathy Jetson
06-21-2009, 03:44 PM
Welcome Home!:welcome:

06-21-2009, 03:59 PM
Thank you for your service to our country and welcome home!

Only 90 miles away from WDW? How cool is that?!?

hoop de do
06-21-2009, 04:43 PM
Welcome Back! Thanks for all your contributions. Hope to meet you at the WORLD someday. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

06-21-2009, 04:50 PM
And best part is she has been in Hawaii before her Fla. move. My hometown is lucky to have you as a resident :)

06-21-2009, 04:51 PM
Welcome back and thank you!:thumbsup:

06-21-2009, 05:10 PM
Welcome back, Melanie and family! I hope you love your new home (sounds pretty great to me!).

06-21-2009, 06:00 PM
Welcome Home :wave:

& Thanks :flag:

06-21-2009, 06:16 PM
Welcome back, Mel!! :mickey:

06-21-2009, 07:04 PM
:welcome: HOME!!!

Thanks so much to your husband for his service to our country and thank you to you and your family for the sacrifices you've made for our country as well. :flag:

06-21-2009, 07:13 PM
Welcome home, Mel and James! :muscles:

Thank you to your both, for your service!

06-21-2009, 07:27 PM
Hi Mel!! :hi:

Welcome back to you and your family! :welcome:

06-21-2009, 09:11 PM
Welcome back Mel. And thank you to James and the family for your service.

06-21-2009, 09:19 PM
Welcome back!

Thanks for your service to our country! It's because of our military that we get to enjoy things like WDW! :flag:

06-21-2009, 11:53 PM
Welcome home! I can't wait to see you guys in December! :hi:

06-22-2009, 05:25 AM
:thumbsup:Welcome Back

06-22-2009, 07:24 AM
Welcome Home.

When's the Open House:D

06-22-2009, 07:48 AM
Welcome home James and Mel!

And thank you both for your sacrifice ... you may not know it, but we all appreciate it very, very much.


06-22-2009, 08:18 AM
yay!! welcome home!!:mickey:

06-22-2009, 09:37 AM
Welcome home.

06-22-2009, 10:26 AM
Welcome back! Enjoyed your reports when you were living out of the country but how cool is it that you are so close to WDW now that you are back!

06-22-2009, 10:27 AM
Welcome Home! Thank you for your service and sacrifice to insure the freedom of our great nation!

06-22-2009, 10:34 AM
Welcome Back Home !
Are the boys excited to be back in the States (and so close to WDW) ?

06-22-2009, 11:54 AM
:thanks: to your family and all the other wonderful young families that give up so much for us by their services to our country.
I'm so happy you're back that I'm :donald: jumping up and down with joy.:donald::dance::hug:

06-22-2009, 02:31 PM
Awww,thank you Ed for the kind post, and thank you all for the kind words. :rocks: We are excited to be back the great USA, and yes, living so close to WDW is a dream. I'm sure we'll enjoy it! My hubby thinks we'll want to retire there. :)

Yes this life has it's disadvantages (living far from home, lots of separations) but there are many, many advantages as well. It's a good life, and one we enjoy and are honored to live. How else would we ever have been able to visit the Asia Disney parks? For that I'm very thankful! ;)

Thanks again everyone for the welcome home! :flag:

06-22-2009, 08:59 PM
Welcome home, and thank both of you so much.
Just wanted to share something with you. While we were in Epcot in May a few weeks ago, we happened to catch Tony Orlando's performance. He did a tribute to our soldiers and asked for people currently serving or who had previously served to stand. I was blown away by how many people stood. You could tell it really moved the crowd, and we got goosebumps as we were able to honor them for just a few minutes. What a privilege to experience that!

06-22-2009, 09:24 PM
My brother-in-law just redeployed last week, about 2 wks after he, his wife and 2 boys made their move to his new station in CA. I have a lot of respect for military spouses and those serving our country. My husband is a very proud ex-Marine and we love our country and it's dedicated service men and women. Welcome back stateside! :flag:

06-22-2009, 10:47 PM
Aw, what a nice thread! :clappy:

Mel, you know how glad we are to have you and your family back on American soil again. Welcome home, my friend! :hug:

06-22-2009, 11:33 PM
:welcome: back to the States!!! :mickey:

06-23-2009, 12:15 AM
Welcome back and thanks to you both for the sacrafices you make each day for our country. :flag: I hope living in FL is not too hard on you! :mickey:

06-23-2009, 05:43 AM
Welcome back to the states! And a heartfelt "THANK YOU!" to you and your husband for the immense sacrivice that you make for us. I sincerely appreciate it.

Marilyn Michetti
06-23-2009, 10:34 AM

It's hard to believe it's been two years, but we're glad to have you back.

Did you say you're going to be in the "world" in December? We arrive on the 6th. It looks like we'll just miss you.:(


06-23-2009, 12:53 PM
Welcome home!

06-23-2009, 01:04 PM
Welcome Back! :thumbsup:

06-23-2009, 01:28 PM
That is great, congrats and welcome home!!!:thumbsup:

06-23-2009, 01:32 PM
My husband is a very proud ex-Marine...

I would like to clarify my statement from earlier. Once a Marine, always a Marine. Semper Fi! :blush:

06-23-2009, 01:56 PM
:welcome: home!

06-23-2009, 02:38 PM
I would like to clarify my statement from earlier. Once a Marine, always a Marine. Semper Fi! :blush:

LOL! :thumbsup:

06-24-2009, 03:58 PM
Welcome back! As the mom of a new Marine let me say thank you from the bottom of my heart for your hubby's service to our country. You play a big role in that service so thanks for all you do too!

Hmm...only 90 miles from wdw? Are you ready for visitors yet? I can help unpack. :mickey:

06-24-2009, 10:17 PM
Yay! You're back! :D

Welcome home again.

Hope you enjoy living so close to the East Coast Mouse. ;)

06-24-2009, 10:26 PM
WELCOME HOME!! :fresh:

06-25-2009, 12:58 PM
Welcome back Mel, I'm so happy for you to be close to WDW what a nice thing for all of you.

All the best to you and your family as you settle in to your new home.