Late last night your platoon returned from Afghanistan! I had not been looking forward to this day because I thought it might be hard for me to see them return without you, until it actually happened. Remember when you would go out for the evening and I couldn’t sleep until I knew you were home and safe? That is exactly how I felt last night as I waited to know they had all arrived safely. There were some posts on facebook about how hard this day is, dwelling on the fact that they returned one short and how unfair it is. But I found myself so grateful that you were the only casualty. I prayed many prayers for the safety of your brothers, and as I thought about you I knew you had been watching over them and I could feel your joy. So I joined you in celebrating answered prayers and the happiness of these wonderful men who love you so much. There is one thing you most certainly knew in this life; Love.