Christmas is Real
When we consider the losses and grief,
if we arrived at the manger.
Then Christmas is real...
If one nation is relieved by another,
even if we bury our dead.
If we arrive at the manger then
Christmas is real.
If in prayers, we bond with the hurting
world on a global basis.
Erases the fears and arrives at the
Then Christmas is real.
Christmas is real when each of
mankind reaches out with love
The reflection of his eyes will
show from the manger.
God Bless all the troops serving this Christmas.
350th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
AR RAMADI, Iraq - "I'll be home for Christmas" are the final words I said to my mother as
I made my final call to her last spring while I was on my way to Iraq. We agreed never to
say "goodbye." I stated a similar claim to my wife. "Goodbye" has a finalization connotation.
"I'll be home" is a statement of confidence.
Five unexpected extensions later and we're still here. It's Christmas in the desert for us.
Military bases during the holidays are loathsome.
Copyright © Peggy Bertrand | Year Posted 2007
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