"Momma, why are you crying?" a little girl was overhead asking her mother as they sat near a viewscreen on SYS Asuncion.
"Because those are our stars, honey... our stars..."
The little girl was puzzled as she looked back and forth between the viewscreen and her mother. She could not fathom anyone owning stars. "What are their names, Mommy? What did you call them?"
"We call them Home," she whispered as tears of relief flowed down her cheeks and she pulled her daughter to herself and held her a little tighter. The long night of traveling was over for now... and that was enough.
She once heard the colonel talk about the beauty of a purple night sky over the mountains that hemmed in Seraphim Base from the south over the mountains. Would she be able to see it again with her husband? Would they once again be anchored to the soil of home or were they simply passing through?