28 October 2007

Just like Daddy

Within hours of the blast, she'd been flown to Germany to be at the bedside of her severely wounded husband.

"I've talked about everything with our [pre-teen] children. They had a lot of questions, like if Daddy was going to be shorter now. But they understand that nothing important is going to change."

"Show her the Build-a-Bear, honey," says the Soldier groggily from his bed.

"The kids sent this over with me for their Dad," she explains, holding up the bear.

"See? It's wearing a bandanna on it's head just like the one Daddy likes to wear when he's riding his motorcycle.

They put a Harley-Davidson jacket on it, just like Daddy's.

And they cut off the legs and put bandages on them, just like Daddy's."

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It's been a long time since this happened, but I'm still trying to figure out who the Hero of this story is.

I guess all of them.

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