an online journal of student writing
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.