April 08, 2004

I got a very important phone call this week. I've been waiting over a year for this call, and it finally came.

Me : Hello?
Him: Hey Sis... I'm home.

Relief washed over me like a wave, and I found myself struggling to hold back tears. My (only) Brother was deployed to the Middle East early last year. Now he's safely home in the U.S., and I am happier than words can even express.

To those who have lost a loved one, or are still waiting for them to return home, please know that my heart goes out to you.