I remember that day clearly. We were in the field training than was asked to take the Graduation picture. I was in the New York National Guard which is a part of the US Army. I had to go to boot camp and advance individual Training. It was my first escape from New York I was looking for something new, I was 19 years old. The problem was I was a high school dropout so I couldn’t go regular army, but I was able to get away from NY. I trained in Ft Sill Oklahoma home of the field Artillery. You would here cannons shooting all night and day boom, boom, boom; it was like being in the hood but with heavier weapons. When I was introduced into the M-16 A-1 rifle I loved it, I couldn’t wait to shoot it. I also loved the songs we would sing while marching. I really liked the military life for the little time I was there. Anything was better than living in the hood. Inside I knew that my life was wrong I was just trying to get by. I believe what saved me was my honesty to myself; I knew that my life would not last long on the streets the way I was going. When flying back to NY some of the guys who was going back were happy I was sad I didn’t want to go back, For me God had a plan I eventually would leave but it will be 7 more years. I give all the stories in my book about my army experience, but what I am trying to say here is that no matter how things are God never promised us a perfect life, but he gave us the will to live and find the truth. He gave us hope and with that hope we learned faith. We kept fighting for what we wanted and at the very end we felt better, because we earned everything we got. The little vacation to FT. Sill Ok, and FT Gordon Georgia was just more experience and stories for a book I didn’t know at that time I would write 31 years later. The plan God has given me up to now has been nothing but perfect. My Journey continues today, as I continue to learn and grow on what I believe is Gods greatest gift, faith in your next step I will seek the truth on what is my mission in life and do it with pride and joy. I have nothing but love for all.
Have a nice day :0)
My book “Soap that doesn’t clean” will be out in 2013