Marc Came Home
One of the stories you hardly ever hear, the one with a happy ending. The story of a family, ordinary, but whose members have touched so many lives. Mine, and now yours, too.
Marc and Karen and Cameron. He works on a base, but is an officer in the National Guard. The not entirely unexpected happened a year ago and he was sent to Iraq, to fight for his country. A year of being away from his wife, his son, his home. But communication is constant, emails, calls, and prayers.
Life goes on for them all. Karen as a physical therapist, working to make lives and limbs better. Cameron, a child growing from two to three. And Marc, inspiring his men in a sandy place far away. All of them and those they touch, waiting for the day.
The moment when he comes home. Cam hears of it and cannot contain his excitement. The adults, more measured, living through the bureaucracy and the waiting as the days grow shorter. But at last it comes, life may not be the same, but they are together again. The future holds no limits as they return to normalcy, the American Dream. To what, at the end, matters most.
Welcome home, Marc.