Watching CNN tonight and caught footage of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq.
Faces buried in grateful shoulders.
Arms enraptured and group hugs.
Reunions of relief.
Expressions of sheer joy, exaltation.
And now it will begin for them; the long journey back to life at home.
All I know is I couldn't tear my eyes away from the scene of perpetual reunions. Tears leaked with each and every one. Young boyish faces and fresh faced young women flushed with the exhilaration of having survived as well as seeing the loved ones whose support sustained them, carry the horrors of their experience in an emotional rucksack.
Welcome home. You made it. Thousands of others didn't.