Monday, May 26, 2008

a memorial day moment of spark

i was so lucky to spend the weekend (memorial day weekend) in my home state of north carolina and as always as soon as I walk into the airport i was excited just to be there. this time as i waited for my luggage to arrive i experienced a moment of spark. arriving at the charlotte douglas airport was a solider just returning home from war. he was greeted by his wife and two small children and i was lucky enough to watch.

each kid carried a “welcome home daddy” sign and had their faces painted in red, white and blue. i couldn’t help but get choked up watching this reunion. i smiled a few times at the soldier and had the greatest urge to say “welcome home soldier” as he turned to leave.

i didn’t say it then but will say it now… “welcome home soldier, welcome home”.

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