Christmas at the Airport

I was waiting for a flight to come in at Newark Airport yesterday and was in my normal impatient pre holiday mood, working through all I had to do before Christmas. Waiting for the plane,  I noticed a slightly tense couple next to me waiting to meet someone. They looked like they had been there awhile. Typical airport scene, everyone in a hurry.
A tan, slightly weather beaten man about 35 came out from the arrival hall and I noticed he was wearing camo's and desert boots.
The woman next to me raced forward and wrapped her arms around this guy and was not letting go, she was holding on as if a life depended on it. Quite a few minutes later they turned to go and of course she was crying tears of joy and really probably a whole lot of feelings I can only guess at it. Believe me , it's one thing to see a picture of this, and a whole 'nother thing to see it in person.
I don't really know what the back story there was, but witnessing that reunion was a gift, it really put me in mind of what's important not just at this time of year but all year.

Merry Christmas


  1. Bravo. Thanks for this post and have a great holiday Guy.

    Dave Cornies


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