Ignoring bad news won’t make it go away. So, this blog has kept up with developments on this week’s major news story out of Afghanistan – the soul wrenching and heartbreaking story of an Army sergeant who reportedly stalked and killed 16 Afghan citizens, most of them children.
That is a reality that will not change.
However, there is a need to provide balance – a broader view. And right now that broader view comes from another Army soldier currently serving in Afghanistan.
This soldier and father took time to do a snow angel for his 3-year-old back home in Florida and sent photos. The family agreed to share the photos with Off the Base.
Because just like our “snow angel,” many of the U.S. soldiers who have served in Afghanistan over the last 10 years are family men and women who have sacrificed time away from their own families so that they may help Afghan children.
That is a reality that we should not forget as well.
May these shared moments between a father and daughter bring you a smile and help restore your sense of balance.