June 15th, 2008

me at star

Father's Day

It more than slightly sucks that Father's Day comes so close to the anniversary of my own father's death. This year will be the twentieth anniversary.

Had I not chosen to extend my enlistment and go on WestPac with the Ustafish, I would have been home for Dad's last Father's Day, as well as for his death, memorial services, etc. I know that extending was the right thing to do at the time, given my not being omniscient. I needed to have that experience to make a good decision on whether or not to stay in; had I not made the WestPac, I'd always regret never having actually gone overseas in my Naval career.

But, damn, it still hurts to remember how many opportunities I should have had and didn't.

I love you, Dad, and I miss you terribly.
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