She was my same age.
She died on my anniversary.
She left three sons and a husband.
She joined the military so she could see the world and contribute.
She died from injuries sustained when the brakes failed while she changed a tire on a truck.
I wish she were still here.
While searching for information about Alicia, I came across a page that listed pictures and names of the one hundred and forty-one men and women my age who have died in this war. This war that never should have happened. I weep for them. I still have so much life ahead of me and while I am grateful for these men and women who have sacrificed, I can't help thinking that they should all still have so much life ahead of them too.