Thursday, December 10, 2009

Welcome home, Dan!

After 13 months serving our country in Iraq, our friend Dan has returned home.

It's been interesting to follow his time overseas on Facebook, and by email and text. Communications have come a long way since the US began fighting wars on foreign lands and we are fortunate to have been able to be in close touch with Dan this last year. I cannot fathom what his wife and kids have been through, and I look forward to hearing more about this past year. We missed the Welcome Home Party last weekend. (You know how there is one weekend a year where every imaginable social obligation occurs? That was it.)

My high school friend, Chris, has three months left on his second tour of Afghanistan. He is an Army Chaplain and his Facebook posts are filled with poignant musings and political commentary.

I keep waiting for the fighting to be over.

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