Monday, December 17 2012, 12:02 PM CST
Port Arthur mom awaits Marine's homecoming
PORT ARTHUR-By: Leslie Rangel
Sean Yarbrough and his grandmother Ruth spend lots of time together; they're planning a warm welcome home and counting down the days for their Marine, Sergeant Joshua Yarbrough, to come home.
"I'm excited that he's coming home and we get to play football," Sean says.
"I'm excited, I've been waiting eight years for him to come back." his mom Ruth says.
It's eight years of pictures, memories, even fears are bounded into a scrapbook made for their hero.
"We had a feeling that last deployment you know is a scary one anyway because so many don't come home" Ruth says.
His mom is glad the eight year wait is over.
"I think he's just going to miss the military he left six days after graduating high school." Ruth says.
He'll miss the military and the brother hood of helping his fellow soldiers.
"There was another young man injured and Josh helped him pulled him out of the water...he stood up and started walking...saw someone else and he stepped on one." Ruth says.
A footstep Ruth says her son will always remember.
"He stepped on a bomb then he went all the way up into the air and a helicopter found him so the people in the helicopter picked him up." Sean says.
After spending months in the hospital, he has finally recovered.
"He said I'll be OK mom. And I said I know cause God promises he won't give you more than he can handle and he said when he was laying there he thought about that." Ruth said.
Promises this family believes will help create new memories for the scrapbook.
"He's so happy he's alive he has another little boy and he's got a future ahead of him." Ruth says.
Happiness this grandmother and grandson are looking forward to as soon as their Marine comes home.
If you would like to attend his welcome home parade on Friday November 9th contact Sandra Womack at 409-781-0778.