Joyful reunion captured in photo



Orchards — Marine Cpl. Cody Morrison deployed to Afghanistan from Twentynine Palms Marine Base, Calif., last Nov. 5. His wife, Tiffany, moved back to Vancouver to be with friends and family while he was away; during a Thanksgiving phone call, she told him she was pregnant. “Their joy was overwhelming, yet he was so far away,” said Cody’s mom, Kari Morrison. On June 1, Tiffany was back at Twentynine Palms to welcome Cody home — and a friend named Brittany Hout snapped a most dramatic and telling picture of their reunion. “There is so much sacrifice and loss in these wars. I really felt this picture shows all that and yet all the joy that emerges from all the sacrifice,” Kari Morrison said. Cody and Tiffany’s baby girl, already named Mia Rose, is due July 18.