My father was stationed in Germany during the Korean conflict. It is the hope of any soldier who is stationed far from home to be able to be back in the arms of loved ones. One can only imagine how this hope and yearning is particularly heightened during holidays.
I don’t know that my father is writing to my mother, but it would be nice to imagine. “Hoping all is well. Hoping to see you soon.”
My father was overseas when my mother was expecting my oldest brother. An expectant mother…full of hopes for her child…and full of hope for her loved one to return safely.
Parents hoping for the safe return of their son.
*Thank-you to all the men and women serving our country, with hopes for your safe return.*
– Best wishes from the wife of a retired sky watcher.