Well, the end of my day, 13 May 2012, is almost here. Back home it is Mother’s Day; just one more of the many special days that I have missed and unfortunately it will not be the last.
So far I have missed out on over 7 months of my ‘normal’ life. Many holidays and birthdays have come and gone. Soon I will miss my anniversary. Days like this make it just a little bit harder to understand why I have chosen this career. A career that has taken me away from my family more often than I wish to think about.
The thing is, the hardest part is knowing that it is my choice. I enlisted in the Army voluntarily and I have stuck with it for over 29 years. So I can’t really complain about being away…but it doesn’t make it any easier.
I will do the next best thing to being there. I sent cards to my Mom & my wife and by pure luck they were delivered yesterday! What was the chance of that happening? I will call Mom & Skype with Kate & all will be ok with the world. Not the same as being there and doing something nice so they can relax, but I promise to make it up to both of them!
So, here is to wishing a super awesom & relaxing day to my wonderful Mom & to my beautiful bride, the perfect mother to my little ones! Love & miss you much – see you both in less than 2 weeks!
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