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Arizona Memory

by Emily Skoglund


 We were all packed up and ready to go

The snow that year was way too cold

Smiling and laughing as we boarded the plane

We got to the Arizona sun

We were ready to see all of our family

The dinner table was filled that Christmas Eve.

We were not ready to leave.

Little did we know that we would be back 3 short months later,

but no smiling or laughter would be on the plane

I did not know our Christmas dinner table would not be as full this Christmas Eve.