A Soldier's Wish
The airport is crowded with people either getting off or getting on a plane heading to whichever destination they seeked. Many were businsess men and some were families getting off to head into the sites and sounds of the country I was stationed at. Some, like me, were wearing army uniforms and were heading to their gates to reach home, just as I was about to do.
But, none of these people I really paid attention to. All of my focus was on the picture I held in my hand and the two smiling faces looking back at me.
One of the faces I knew very well, having lived with her for 5 years. My wife Sarah, smiling up at the camera with the biggest smile I ever saw on any one person. Her blonde hair framed her face and her blue eyes shimmered with the happiness she was feeling at the time of the photo being taken.
In her arms, was the face of my new baby girl, Annabelle. She looks so much like her mother, yet she has my nose and my eyes. She had little bits of blonde hair coming