I'm headed down to Montgomery today to go through hell (some call it MEPS :smile) tomorrow and ship out to AIT.
I'll be gone for 20 weeks...when I come back my daughter will be 10 months old. I'm going to miss 5 months of my baby's development...and 5 more months of the company of my wife.
But I know the chances of me returning home injured or in a coffin are VERY slim. Somewhere else, one of my buddies are telling his or her spouse and unborn child good bye and they are not sure how or even I they will ever return. They are going to be away for at least a year, may even miss the birth of that precious little one. At least I'll be back for my Princess' first birthday....this kind of put my situation in perspective. It's not that bad
So to all who have been sent off to foreign lands, leaving loved ones I would like to say thank-you. The words seem so hollow and lack the ability to accurately express my gratitude and pride I take in being able to be called your brother.
To the families of the men and women who have payed the ultimate price. Again, I can never express the honour and privilege it is for me to wear the uniform that they died to protect.
Thanks for reading my thoughts, as I said I don't blog and putting my thoughts down helps me greatly.
Stay safe guys