So me and the wife are sitting down having a good time reflecting on all of the great things that happened to us in 2008. Looking forward we realize that our life has literally changed overnight with so much economic trouble and the world being in a state that has so much uncertainty.
But with everything that is going on, we have each other, our two cats and our dog cheeba who found us as she poked her bitten and torn up head into our front door. I came home from another combat tour and I will always remember my brothers who were not fortunate to make it back. My wife who for some reason has still stuck with me is the best thing that has ever happened to me. My wife and so many other women and men have to endure so much when their mates serve over seas and when we return so much has changed. I have changed. Im not the same guy I use to be. I just hope that I don't end up as some denim wearin, multiple war patch veteran walking around with a baseball cap and a gazillion pins telling stories of the good old days. When and if I am fortuante enough to retire as a war vet, I want to live a simple life and embrace the things that so many of us take for granted.
Moving into this New Year is just one step closer to my dream and hopefully by this time next year I will be talking about how we acheived our goals and have moved further along in progressing to become more self-sufficient. I hope to speak to more people who think like me and convince those who haven't given a thought about what I think, something to think about.
I remember a famous quote that went something like this and this will close out my last statement for 2008:
"We love what we Know, We know only what we understand and We Understand what We have only been taught."