Something opened up an old wound today and I have been contemplating posting about it....but I decided to post about this instead.
This is old news...a picture from 2006, but the first time that I've seen it and appropriate considering the season. This Chief Master Sargent worked in Iraq as superintendant of a Medical Group . The child was shot in the head and left for dead by insurgents that had killed her parents and many of her siblings. She was being treated at the hospital where he was stationed. He heard the child crying and moaning in her crib and he picked her up to comfort her. He spent 4 nights sleeping in the chair with her.
Some wounds...when put into perspective.... are inconsequential.
Compassion for another human being is a gift we can all give this holiday season.