Greetings from Your Mother

So, I’m sitting in the WordCamp Israel Blogging Conference learning more about blogs…and to get here, I passed through the checkpoint where Elie is stationed. As I approached, I quickly scanned the faces of the soldiers – Elie wasn’t there. Likely, he is driving around the security fence in a Humvee. It’s what he told me he prefers. “Standing and watching cars drive through is boring,” he told me the other day. So, I’m happy for him; he’s enjoying the air, nice views, and not being bored.

As I passed through the checkpoint, I opened the window of the car and asked a soldier standing there, “Do you know Elie?”

“Of course,” he answered with a warm smile.

“Send him greetings from his mother,” I requested.

He smiled. I smiled – it was a wonderful feeling – to send love to your son. It was so much better than having to drive through in the dark knowing that he doesn’t know you are there. All in all, a great way to start the day – warm greetings, Elie, from your mother!

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