Thursday, February 14, 2013
Last week's prompt from Sally for Focus on Life - 52 Photos, was 'Feel the Love.' I was so very tempted to blog this photo. But it's not mine. It's my daughter in laws photo and it is very special indeed. I really wanted to share it with you and VDay seemed a good time. That's my grandson reaching out to touch his daddy as they Skype. That's my son and grandson bridging the many miles between here and Afghanistan. My grandson is literally 'feeling the love.' He's smiling at Daddy as Daddy smiles back at him.
It's now a bit over 7 months since my precious grandson was born. He was just 4 months old when my son deployed to Afghanistan. So many changes in the 3 months that my son has been gone. The little guy has gone from tummy play to crawling and pulling himself up to inch his way along the sofa. His first tooth. He laughs the most beautiful deep and all over belly laughs. He laughs the way only small children can laugh, just for the pure and perfect joy of laughing.
Of the many things that my son worried about when he deployed, the worst fear was that his son would no longer know who his Daddy was when he came home. It happens to soldiers. It happens a lot. They spend 9-12 months away and the babies grow up without their daddies. But that photo brings me comfort and happiness. In 6 months when Daddy comes home, they will know each other because it is possible to bridge the miles and feel the love.
Ah, Valentines Day. Chocolates, hearts, flowers. I hope you have a happy one and that you feel the love deeply in your heart.
Posted by SummersStudio at 7:30 AM