It is amazing how the little & big things change your life over time. What once may have been a battle is a notch well done and things I have overlooked or pushed down come back and haunt me. Walls built up are torn down in seconds from a flash of memory, sound bite, photo, or conversation. I’m glad I’ve experienced my life. I know I’ve lived unique experiences and am happier for them. I could use the negative energy to destroy myself; but, why? When I can use it to knock down the walls of adversity that attack my family, friends, and myself. Honor, courage, and commitment. It’s why I’m part of America’s true and proud 1.7% of living adults who served in the US Navy and unofficially with the Fleet Marine Force. Oorah! Hooyah! Stand and Fight!