~Letters to Santa ~
Blissful quiet fills the halls all around as the children lay so peaceful in their long lasting slumber. One dreams of the snow fight he plans to win tomorrow and the other dreams of a way she could fight to protect her family, just like the strong courageous soldiers she wrote letters to day after day. The girl was so much younger than her brother and she knew she had years to wait until she could do all she could to protect all that kept her free. This young girl wanted so much to give her country all it had given her. She woke to the sound of the front door opening and feet creaking and tip-toeing across the living room floor. She went to the door and peeked out and right in front of her was her one Christmas wish come true. She could remember word for word what her letter to Santa had said. Such innocent words that would make the strongest man weak. She had written a letter to Santa and this is what it said....
Dear Santa Claus,
I'm not going to say I haven't been naughty because I’ll admit there were times where I argued with my mommy and times when I just ignored what she would say. Sometimes I can be stubborn and more often then not I’ve been very disobedient. My free spirit and anxious on the go attitude keeps me from settling down. I'm still young Mr. Claus and I'm bound to make mistakes, but don’t we all? But Santa, even though I haven't always been obedient I have one Christmas wish and one gift I’d very much like to have. You see, my daddy is a strong man who fights to protect us and the rest of this beautiful country. It has been three years since I’ve seen my daddy and I miss him so. I wish to be just like him when I grow up. My one Christmas wish this year is to see my daddy again. I miss him so much and I know its very selfish of me to want to take him away from what he does day by day but to see him again I would do anything and I would never again argue with my mommy. Well Santa I hope you'll awake into consideration my wish but for now that is all I have to say. Thank you for reading this Santa, even if you cant make my wish come true.
A soldiers little angel
Now as the little girl stood in her doorway all she could see was the colors of a soldier’s uniform. With tears streaming down her strong stubborn yet very angelic face she screamed as she embraced the man in front of her. She couldn’t believe it, Santa had made her wish come true. Santa had sent her daddy home to her. The man she held so close had been sent home after his sergeant had read a letter from his daughter. The sergeant called the man into his tent. Now the man sat in the presence of a man he greatly admired, a man he believed to be unbreakably strong and courageous, a man that now sat in front of him with tears streaming down his extremely masculine face. “Now young man, I just got a letter from your wife, and along with her letter she sent a letter from your daughter that she had written to Santa Clause. You have an extraordinary little girl who loves you very much.” His sergeant said to him “your daughter could have asked for anything for Christmas but there was only one thing she asked for. Now after I read her letter there was no way I could say no to what she asked. So pack up soldier because even though you’re my strongest soldier and my bravest one as well no man alive or dead could deny a girl her one Christmas wish.” So the soldier packed his bags and headed home. He unlocked the door and crept across the floor. Now he stood in the arms of his little angel as she cried into his chest. “Why do you cry when your wish came true? ” he asked her in a hushed voice. She replied, “I didn’t think Santa would do it, I told him I wasn’t always a good girl. But he did and your home now.” “Oh, baby girl, Santa did listen and he showed me that letter that you wrote and it was very beautiful. One day you will make me prouder than I am already. I love you so mach my little angel.” He said to her as he embraced her even tighter. And the little girl quietly whispered a gentle “Thank you Santa”