Thursday, May 1, 2008
28 in Afghanistan
Well who would have thought that I would celebrate my 28th birthday in a war zone. Its been quite an experience so far over here in Afghanistan. I spent my 28th birthday roasting in the sun, laying on a tin roof to help make sure that some one didn't try to collect on a man with a price on his head. Yeah, that ain't a complaint though, its my job. And hey, I'm getting some sun. And, that is something I didn't see to much of in the coal mine back home. The hardest part of being here is not being with my wife and son. Its a little tough to see his pictures and realize how big he is getting already. I can't help but to smile every time I see his picture. He is just such a cheerful looking little guy. I know we will get along great when I get home. In the past people told me I'd regret joining the military once I had my own family. Well, I have my little family now. The truth is, it is hard to be away from them. But, I wouldn't want to be here without them back home. You see I know that no matter what other people think about what I'm doing over here, my wife believes in me 100%. Her support and strength keep me strong and encouraged, because even when we are apart, we are a team. I love her, she is the best. So I've counted some of the blessings I've received in my 28 years, and the good definitely out way the bad. God, had given me so much to be thankful for. So in case anybody is wondering. I had a great birthday.