Today, the 16th of December of 2017, I took a step in my life out of many more that I know will come. It’s probably one of the most frightening steps I’ll ever take, but it’s also one of the most wonderful, brave, and honorable step I’ve taken. It is committing to serve this country. I’m aware this might be a surprise to many people who know me, as I’ve tried to keep this to myself and close family and friends. But I’ll let you know that I have been thinking of this for a while now and finally after months I have taken this step. I love you all.
It’s been 6 months, 188 days to be exact, since this man gained his wings. I miss everything about this man, I miss seeing him in his infamous red socks everyday, I miss his laugh at the end of his corny jokes, I miss his smile that was so contagious, I miss those spontaneous trips to Bojangles for breakfast on summer mornings, I miss sitting in the shop with him on rainy days listening to the rain hit the metal roof, I miss him teaching me about cars, I miss helping him on his race car, I miss driving whatever I was driving that day up to the front of the shop and him helping me fill it with gas or pumping the tires up. There’s just not enough words to explain how much I miss him. I miss him more and more everyday, so just enjoy this throwback of little baby me with one of the greatest men I’ve had the honor to know for 16 years of my life. I love you, Grandpa Bob❤️
April 4, 2017