Those left behind

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Standing there all alone,

asking myself if I did the right thing

by enlisting in the military.

It seems as if I am in a fog,

unable to detect those all around me.

I don’t remember much of the explosion,

but it all starts to make sense.

These people all around me,

chose to also leave all that they knew,

to serve, protect, and fight for our country.

As a rush of relief washed over me,

 I started to realize that whatever happens

in these next eight years,

whether I come home alive or not,

will forever change me,

and I will cherish this opportunity

to fight and protect the country I love.

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©2016 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.

 

Do you?

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Do you see what I see?

Do you see an incredible Nana,

who will do any and everything,

to make sure you are happy in life?

Do you see her shoulders,

that you are able to cry or rest your head on,

any day that you need to?

Do you see the person,

who will inspire you and push you,

to be the best possible version of yourself?

Do you see the person,

who is always just a text, phone call, or drive away?

I do,

I hope you do too.

©2016 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.