One year ago…

Dear Papi,

A year ago today I came home from the Army.  So much has happened this year, some of which really opened my eyes to the fact that life doesn’t always go according to plan.  There are days I miss the Army more than words can describe.  I loved being a soldier but a year ago God decided my family needed me home more than they needed me keeping them safe as a soldier.  I learned from you that you do whatever it takes to take care of your family.  I offered to lay my life down for  my family and my country but God decided that wasn’t what my path.

A year ago today God brought my home safely.  As much as I miss the military and as tough as things have been since I have been home…atleast God brought me home.  There are days I look at my father and the curveballs God has thrown him and want to  breakdown and cry but then I realize…atleast I’m here to be with him in his time of need.  There are days Kelsey Rose needs to help me tie my shoes because my back is so bad, but atleast I am home with her again to see her beautiful smile.

I may not be a soldier anymore but no one will ever be able to take from me what I did in the military and who I have become.  One day at a time, I am developing a man in the mirror I can be proud of.  

Thank you for watching over me and keeping me safe.  I hope I am making you proud.  Things may not always go according to my plan but that’s ok because God hasn’t steered me wrong yet and I know you are watching over me.  

Miss you like crazy.  Don’t worry, I’m taking care of Nani like I promised.  
– Timmy 

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