First, let’s get a couple things straight.
- Tiny…is not his real name.
- Tiny…is not Tiny. In fact, he’s jacked, which is, naturally, why we call him…Tiny.
- If there is a runner up for the “ultimate sacrifice” for ones country, in my humble opinion, it would be missing the birth of ones child.
Cliff notes version:
Please join me in congratulating Tiny for the birth of his baby girl, Lauren. Mom and daughter are healthy. Tiny was involuntarily mobilized in the midst of planned parenthood, which I can relate to intimately. We went though the pre-mobilization training together which is where we got to know each other. I clearly remember the conversation waiting in the chow line at the DFAC when I learned his wife would be birthing their child without him. We must count our blessings, and one in this story is that he was able to FaceTime the whole thing.
Let me just throw it out there that I was fuming about the blatant disregard to everything going on in my life when duty called. Tiny did a far better job than I would have coming to terms with the circumstances. A good man, and a great Dad. Cheers, Tiny.
A call to service:
What have you sacrificed in your own life for the benefit of others?
It doesn’t have to be combating extremist organizations around the globe. I implore you to help your neighbor, your community, your school or church. Make it a habit to donate to the food bank, or pick trash out of a river, or bring dinner to a new mother and family. It doesn’t have to be hard. If we all approached life with that mindset it would come back to us a hundred times over.
God Bless America. I’m surrounded by heroes.