We wait. We hope. We pray. Until you’re home again. – Oprah Winfrey
There will be a seat left open, a light left on, a favorite dinner waiting, a warm bed made.
There will be walks to take, swings to push, and baths to give.
On your block, at the school, in your church, because in your home in our hearts, you’ve been lived.
You’ve been cried for, prayed for.
You’ve been the reason we push on.
Half the battle was just knowing that this is half the battle.
Because when you’re home, we are more than a family.
We are a nation that is whole again.