I’ve moved from Whidbey Island to Bellevue, but I still read the papers online. I wanted to let you know that Kathy Reed’s story and especially the picture of Nathan Dixon and his mom touched me more deeply than any other Christmas photos in any paper anywhere.
The look on that child’s face and his hand clinging to his mother’s uniform brought tears. I hope they’ll be reunited for good before long. Military life takes a toll on the kids that adults don’t always fully appreciate. I was an army captain’s wife and know whereof I speak.
Thanks for your good writing and for capturing the very essence of love between a child and mother, particularly appropriate this season.
Molly Larson Cook
Formerly of Coupeville