A Specific Moment

After a twelve hour drive to the base

And before a twelve hour drive back home

We were tired, hungry, and thirsty

But it was all worth it

Just for an hour to watch you graduate

We watched proudly as you became a man

But when you ran up to your father

And you hugged him, tears in your eyes

That moment is the one I’ll never forget


By Cristina WilCraft