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    Homecoming: Sign or no sign?

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    Hi everyone! Tomorrow my DH comes home. I have everything ready to go as far as the house, favorite meal, dessert, etc. It's his first deployment so I wanted to make it a special homecoming. Only thing is idk if I should make a sign or not. He isn't the flashy type so I can't imagine him really caring too much, but then again I don't want him to feel left out if the other spouses and families are waving signs around for their loved one. Are signs really that big of a thing? I don't really have anyone to ask that will be attending. I originally posted this in the homecoming section but was sure if anyone would pick up on it. Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated. I have put banners in the house.
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    Our first homecoming I just showed up. I had the house decorated with balloons and all. The second time I had a sign for the kids which anyone who knew me and fully understood our situation they got a great kick out of it. He was on a surge deployment and in Feb he got extended. So the sign said "dad so glad you are home, mom quite in Feb." his CO got a good laugh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Margot31 View Post
    Our first homecoming I just showed up. I had the house decorated with balloons and all. The second time I had a sign for the kids which anyone who knew me and fully understood our situation they got a great kick out of it. He was on a surge deployment and in Feb he got extended. So the sign said "dad so glad you are home, mom quite in Feb." his CO got a good laugh
    Thank you for your response Margot31! I think I'll go ahead and make a small sign, I figure it can't hurt. Hopefully I can come up with something as cute as yours!
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    We are going to make signs! And now I'm kind of considering stealing Margot31's!! DH was extended as well -___-
    I guess I shouldn't complain, because a year ago we were just celebrating that he was able to go back active duty at all.
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    I still haven't made up my mind yet if the boys and I are going to make one. His unit isn't even doing a homecoming ceremony - kind of takes the pomp and circumstance out of it.

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    I'd say it's maybe 50/50 of people that have them versus those who don't, so I wouldn't worry about it. I've never done one in nearly 20 years of homecoming. DH hasn't cared at all.
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    I did one for dh's last homecoming, ended up just getting in the way.

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    The majority of people at our last homecoming didn't bring signs. I did. It really doesn't matter. My fiancé saw it, liked it for a second, and then we moved right to hugging which was all we both cared about lol. I think the making of the sign in anticipation of homecoming is exciting. Totally your call
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    I have never made a sign. When my husband came home on R&R his family made signs and I thought they were cute but totally not my thing.
    I think they are a bit cheesy but do whatever you want! You definitely won't be the only one with a sign.


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    An active, new thread! Am I hallucinating?

    As for a sign? He is going to be happy being with his family, sign or no sign.
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