Day 51 – A Picture A Day While My Soldier’s Away

I took Kylie to the splash park on post this afternoon. The whole way there she was excited to go, running through the parking lot all the way to our picnic table. At that point though, she just hung out near the bench. I tried more than once to convince her to go play in the water with the other kids, but she was content just watching. I stopped pushing the issue and looked around at what she was watching instead. Among the dozens of kids running through the water was a Daddy. He was chasing his little girl, picking her up, tickling her, and laughing with her. I felt my heart in my throat and the tears welling up in my eyes. I wasn’t sure if Kylie felt the same, and I wasn’t about to ask in case she didn’t notice. Looking at this picture though, I realize that she was probably missing you just as much as I was. We left shortly after, and she never played in the water. I guess she’s waiting for you…

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