Someone told me that I should write more childhood memories because those are quite nice reads. Well this is a good one.. So I was going through some of my things and packing stuff in my room since I moved out recently (that's for another post) and I went through photos that I've taken out of my family album awhile back... my favorite ones. The photo above shares a special memory that I keep close to my heart. This is a photo of my uncle coming home from Kuwait, during the Gulf War. I believe I was either five or six years old and he was in his late 20s (?).
Here's a little background of my uncle and I. I believe that most children have that one favorite uncle or aunt that they grew up with. My uncle (seen above), was my favorite. He babysat my brother and I most weekends after spending his week at Camp Pendleton. He is the most loving and caring uncle I have ever had. When he used to be away, he would send us care packages of Charlie Brown books, comics, and toys. He was the best!
So recently, I posted this photo on his Facebook because I just wanted to share this memory and I was able to let him know what went through my mind on that exact day. And he reciprocated with his feelings that day as well. Oh man I can't even tell you how emotional I get with this memory because it is so genuine.. good times.
You can read each of our sides of the story if you click to enlarge the photo.