this afternoon b sent an email that reduced me to sniffling quietly, laughing and wiping away the tears at my desk. they're all heartbreaking, but buddy, in the clip below does the same crazyrun as that dog (distressed by the audio while previewing just now) who is so dearly loved. oh god -- now I'm sniveling again ... just watch the damned video.
it's nearly impossible to imagine being away from home long enough to receive this kind of welcome. just for that alone, our service men and women deserve our sincerest thanks.