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‘Mommy isn’t coming home, sweetie’

By Airman 1st Class Madison Sylvester
319th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Airman holds a photo of her mother and of a sign warning against drinking and driving
Airman 1st Class Madison Sylvester shares the story of how her first scar became her reason for never driving while under the influence of alcohol. Sylvester is a 319th Air Base Wing Public Affairs broadcaster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro/Released)

As a young child, you don’t think much if someone doesn’t show up when they’re supposed to because you have better, more important things to worry about, like bugs and dolls. They’re just another shape flashing around you in your own little world.

Occasionally, a child will stop and ask a question about the sky, their toys or where their parent is. The answer always seems to be, “Oh honey, they’re right over there,” and life goes on without a hitch.
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