I recently encountered one of my daughter’s dear friends. She is a teacher who proudly told me of her coming deployment to Afghanistan. I wanted to tell her I wish I could replace her so that she could stay home with her little girl. Instead, I responded to her enthusiasm to serve her country by wishing her well while trying to hold back my tears.
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