Seven and a half years later and I can still feel this.
It had been one of those Mondays so my wife and I went up to bed around nine that night.
Our daughter and son-in-law had moved back in with us the previous May when his National Guard unit was activated to deploy to Afghanistan. They had married a little over a year before and moved to Buddy’s small home town of Poteau, Oklahoma so Alexis could get to know his family before he deployed. It was always in the plans for her to stay with us while he was gone.
Our evening had been pretty uneventful. Except that Lex mentioned (around six) that she hadn’t heard from Buddy yet and was wondering what was going on. He would usually call her ever day. On this particular day he was supposed to call her to let her know which of the pictures he liked best.
You see Buddy had come home for…
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