Full-floor Reunion

37days posted this photo of a mother and her child after returning from Iraq.

Patricia Digh writes in her post,
“I saw this photograph, a soldier returning to her young daughter after being stationed in Iraq.

“Now this–this is a real reunion.

“This is a reunion where aggressive moisturizing plays no part, where posturing or nervousness or trying to impress play no part. No, this is the kind of full-floor reunion we should all have.

“Real, honest, true emotion.”

A syndicated photo at LATimes shows Terri Gurrola as she ‘clings to her daughter Gabrielle, 3, at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, having just returned from a seven-month tour in Iraq.’

1st Lt. Terri Gurrola is a medic in Company C, 203rd Forward Support Battalion. She’s also featured here in an Operation Iraqi Freedom story about assisting wounded Iraqi civilians.