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I found the following over at Sgt. Hooks place. 

She sat down to the Thanksgiving table, crowded with a cornucopia of delicious looking and wonderfully smelling foods.

He sat down to the Thanksgiving table, crowded with a cornucopia of delicious looking and wonderfully smelling foods.

She ate quietly, mostly listening to the conversations between her parents, sister, brother-in-law, grandmother, and the children, occasionally checking on the baby tucked safely in a bassinet next to her.

He too ate quietly, taking in the talk between his driver, the gunner, the RTO, and other members of the squad, occasionally checking to make sure his M16 was still set securely in the rack at the end of the table.

Yesterday, I was blessed.  My DH is home this Thanksgiving, and we sat across from one another and we prayed, for those men and women deployed. 

And when it got quiet, we were both thinking about the Thanksgivings past, and present.  Trying to do the math and counted ourselves as lucky this year. 

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