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A SOLDIER'S WIFE SHARES HER THOUGHTS AS HE ARRIVES HOME
ROBERT HEWETT SR: Marina, I know your husband has been deployed in Afghanistan and that he is due home for leave in a day or two. How about writing about his arrival as you envision it in your mind. Describe the scene and what you expect to see and feel.
No Ordinary Love
Marina Sanut Fletcher
Standing in a crowded airport terminal, she stares at the hallway view ahead. Foot traffic shuffles by speedily. Next to her a little hand reaches out to hers as if to grasp for safety. She holds it and squeezes in an effort to say "Just a few more minutes."
There is a coffee shop, a donut shop, and a yogurt store. None of which can draw their attention away from the floor of the foot traffic.
Suddenly, her heart races as she sees the Boots. The first indication that she can proceed upwards in her glance. As the steps toward them seem to move in slow motion, she takes a breath. The crowd grows larger and she tries to keep her focus on those Boots. In a swaying motion, she is pulled to the right, then pushed to the left. She is not the only one focused on those Boots.
As the crowd parts the view becomes complete. A single soldier proceeds. The little hand beside her releases and before she can move to catch him, he has conquered the foot traffic to his father.
"Welcome Home Daddy!!" she hears him say. The soldier approaches with their son in tow ."Let's go home Darlin.." he says. The most romantic words in the world for this Army Spouse.
May our Lord continue to be with all our Soldiers,
Spouse to MSGT Randall W. Fletcher U.S. Army
Army Spouse, Army Brat
ROBERT HEWETT SR: This is a wonderful vision and I am sure he knows just how you are feeling. I wrote a poem from the soldier's point of view that is posted elsewhere on my hubpage. Here is a link:
I am dedicating this poem to you and Randy and I do think it will fit right in with his thoughts as his plane arrives and you are waiting for him.
I hope your friends, family and fellow military wives and service men and women will add their thoughts and feelings by leaving comments for you at the bottom of this posting. Congratulations on having a great love for and from your husband that is seeing you through this war.