Updated: Friday, 12 Mar 2010, 9:13 AM CST
Published : Thursday, 11 Mar 2010, 5:53 PM CST
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - After months in Afghanistan, a soldier is back home in Mobile for the next two weeks.
Children at Mount Ararat Learning and Development Center waved American flags anticipating the moment when Corporal Jeremy Nelson would walk through the door. But three-year-old Jordan Nelson has been patiently waiting for more than seven months while his uncle has been serving our country in Afghanistan.
"He might be my shadow for the next couple of weeks," said Corporal Nelson.
A lot of hugs were sent Corporal Nelson's way, including some from his little sister.
"I can't wait to spend time with him later on and mess with him a little bit. I miss bothering him and talking about him, so it's exciting to see him," said Shytiria Barnes.
Of course Jeremy is thrilled to be back home with his family, but there's one thing he said he couldn't go much longer without: his mama's cooking.
"He said he's got a menu in his pocket and I believe there's a menu in his pocket for real. I'm going to cook it, too," said Joanne Nelson.
"I want some lasagna, some green beans, and garlic bread," said Jeremy.
Joanne Nelson and Jeremy's father, Reverend Howard Nelson, said having their son back home is a prayer that has been answered.
"We're just excited to have him home and I know he's excited to be home. I always try to teach him there's no place like home, especially if you leave home right and you come back, you always have a place to come back to, and we just thank God to have him back," said Reverend Nelson.
Corporal Nelson said he will be returning to Afghanistan March 27.