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KIA

In recognition of their fathers, son, 
mothers, brothers, daughters, aunts, 
uncles, cousins, friends, wives, and 
husbands they pledge their allegiance 
to the flag of the United States of 
America and to the Republic for which 
it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, 
with Liberty and Justice for all. They hand 
over the little time they have left, promising 
to serve and protect, to obey commands 
when given, and to die fighting if necessary. 
Months later they are shipped off to war and 
sent out to the battle field. They witness 
horrors we could never imagine, face dangers 
we could never understand, and take risks we 
never knew existed.

And while I appreciate their work, admire their 
effort, and understand their reasoning... I want 
to know, Daddy, when are you going to come 
home? See, I've been counting the days and 
Sophia just learned her weeks! And you're late...
I sit and the door everyday and wait. 
I hope this letter gets to you,
I hope I see you soon,
Until then,
Love Always an Forever,
Your baby girls

Oh! And, by the way, Anna just lost her first teeth 
and the tooth fairy-

There was someone at the door and mom left me 
home alone to pick Anna and Sophie up from soccer 
and he was wearing your uniform... He said you won't 
be coming home anymore. He said you were KIA. So I 
guess this letter won't reach you and I guess you won't 
take me to the Father Daughter Dance next week or see 
me grown into a woman or walk me down the aisle at my 
wedding. And I guess I don't need to write this anymore 
because you'll never see it but I want you to come home,
I want to see you in your uniform, I want you to come home 
and never leave again!

So I guess until then... I'll just wait. 
Because I just can't believe you were KIA.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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