It was a class assignment back in 1991 when Wayne Smith Jr., a 4th grader at John Humberd Elementary in
"I was drawing from the heart and just put this in the packet with the rest of the stuff," said Smith Jr. "I figured somebody will find it and I hope somebody could enjoy it."
Air Force Staff Sergeant David Simpson was the first to receive it. He also happens to be from
"How does it happen but I'm honored that he reached out to me," said Smith Jr. "I'm still kind of shaken up, it's exciting but it’s a good feeling."
Now Simpson lives in
"You don't know what could happen the next day and to get something from back home, it makes you feel loved, cared for and not forgotten. Because when you are gone you have a sense that your life back home suddenly stops," said Simpson.
Simpson showed Smith the picture and shared his air force stories. It’s was a moment in time for the airman and the student.
"It's a great experience finally getting to meet him, he's awesome, especially he comes from my hometown
"It means a lot to meet
Today, Simpson is a nurse for Valley Health in