Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday

peter+boysHubby’s been gone for three weeks of Army/annual training. I pick him up this morning. Three weeks isn’t long compared to other times he’s been gone–but I still keep thinking of his other homecomings. This first photo was taken in 1991 when he came home from Germany where he served during Desert Storm. Our boys were four and ten months at the time.

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Post 9-11 thoughts

Post 9-11 thoughts

Over spring break 2010 hubby, our two girls, and I visited Lancaster County and then went on to New York City for a few days. It was the first time our girls had ever been to the city and it was quite a contrast to Amish country. Among the places we visited was Ground Zero, in the midst of reconstruction. We were speechless. This last Tuesday, youngest daughter asked me about 9-11. She was four when it happened. Newly adopted. Just learning English. In her first week of preschool. I spent the next months keeping her from seeing TV footage of that horrible day. I couldn’t explain it to her in Vietnamese. She couldn’t understand it in English. I had a hard time explaining it to her this week, eleven years later, too. It was easier to explain how it had...

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