Mike Anderson, whose story I broke in September 2013 (first for the St. Louis Riverfront Times and then This American Life), is now home. In the past nine months, I interviewed Mike many times. He told me over and over again that he knew he was going to go home soon. His wife LaQonna told me the same thing. I admit I felt they were being unrealistic. Even after the story went viral I was doubtful. It turns out that I was wrong and the Andersons were right. I feel privileged to have been able to share and, in a way, be a part of his story.