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Wonderful, dripping with emotion!

Wing His Words
This one really resonated with me. As I dropped off my youngest daughter this past week at college and helped settle her into an apartment with her older sister (going to the same school), my wife and I stood around making small talk, not wanting to say goodbye to these two absolutely wonderful children of ours.

As we made the three hour journey home, I thought often of how long would it be before I get to see their smiles again; hear their laughter.

So, I would say you really nailed the conversation with the father right on the head. Then the shift to the second-half of the story was sobering and gut-renching, primarily because you laid such great groundwork in the first half.

Really great work! Thanks for sharing!
What a beautifully crafted and tender piece. My heartstrings felt the tug from the beginning to the last sentence. Very comforting truth for all. Dad and I shared our last hug in 2003 and Mom in 2014--so how can it feel like only yesterday? Your entry really got the memory flood flowing. Thanks!