WARNING: This post contains a lot of pictures of people hugging.
We love Uncle Jesse. He is Britt's youngest brother and his unit was just deployed to Afghanistan. Our family had decided to say our farewells after the Barton Family Reunion the weekend before he flew out, but at the last minute, we decided to go see him off at the airport.
Getting to the airport was amazingly difficult, but it was so worth it!
This is Jesse with all his sisters
I wasn't fast enough with the camera to catch Garrett's hug
Kaiden hugs his uncle goodbye
Jesse gives his mom a big hug
And a good one from his dad
love from Becky
some of his nieces, Oaklee, Tyler, Gracee, and Olivia
Rachel gets a hug in
loving on his sweet wife
Kimberlee didn't ever want to let go
Kimberlee's dad gave them some advice
Grandma Barton shares some words of wisdom with Jesse and Kim
goodbye for now
getting on the plane
waiting for the plane to take off
It was kind of a surreal experience. We were so excited and proud of him, and of course, sad and anxious at the same time. We wish him all the best. In a way, this will be the mission he did not get to serve, and we all expect wonderful things from him. Jesse, you and Kimberlee are in our prayers. We love you!!!