The Official Writing Challenge
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This tender story brought tears to my eyes. Our military families give up so much, never knowing when they depart if there will be a family reunion. This is a great story to have posted during the week of June 14th, Flag Day in the US.
06/15/08
Ok: Kleenex!!! Extremely well-written and moving beyond words.
06/16/08
Very good! I like that you really captured the 4-year-old with little details.
06/16/08
Wonderful story. I know how excited my boys get after Daddy's just been at work all day. Little Alexis is precious as she waits and waits for Daddy to come home. I was hoping someone would write a story like this.
06/17/08
Yes family life with its comings and goings is all about daily reunions. Thanks for reminding us of their importance.
Lynne this is very beautiful and moving. I could just picture the three of you together.Blessings Norms
06/18/08
Sweet, but powerful. This invokes strong emotions...well done.
06/18/08
Yay! This ending makes me want to cheer! (and weep with joy). I LOVE this story, and I love the little girl. You gave her so much personality.
The descriptions in this were excellent. You managed to pack a lot of detail in so few words. When I think of a family reunion, I tend to think of a huge group of people gathering together. Your story proves that even the small family reunions (like between a daughter and father) can be just as wonderful.
Just one more EC and you will be in advanced, my friend. Soooo excited for you! Well done!
06/19/08
This was well written. I felt all the emotions of the child, just as if I was there. My own grandchildren have been in the same position, so this really touched my heart.
06/19/08
Whoo hoo! Congrats on your EC! I'm glad I didn't miss this story, how cute-and happy! I loved the detail of the teddy bear and the picture. Adorable! ^_^
06/19/08
Fabulous work Lynne!! Congratulations on the EC!!
06/19/08
Congratulations, Lynne!!!! I loved this one!
Well deserved ribbon here! So glad for you. A tear or two tugged. Loved how you were able to focus on the daughter.
Wonderful. I do so enjoy reading your work. Congratulations! Loren
06/19/08
Perfect! As a military brat myself, this one really won me over. Great job and congrats on the win!
Great story--I loved it. Congratulations.
06/21/08
Beautiful story, Lynne, and perfect choice for the topic. Congrats on placing again.