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Everyone goes through trials and tribulations in their life, but I wanted to share mine with you.
At 17 I had my parents enlisted me into the Navy. Within the year I wanted out, but got the speech from my ole man about being a man of your word. After my fourth year I was excited about getting my life started and enrolled into MSU. Life was good up until 9/11 when the world came to a stop. It didn't take long for Uncle Sam to ask for my services once again. Once that little stint was over I went home to Biloxi and life once again was good until the summer of 2005 when a bitch named Katrina took everything I had. This is when I met my wife and even though I didn't have a dime to my name, I found a unconditional love. Without a pot to piss in and a family to support I took a signing bonus to go into the navy reserves. Things were going good and got a good paying job in Meridian working on the Navy base. Well at this point it became laughable when life threw me another curveball. My wife contracted lung cancer from a bad pregnancy. (Remember your marriage comment you made here) She went through several rounds of chemo and beat it twice. We just found out yesterday that she has another spot on the opposite lung now. The hardest thing in life for me is telling the love of my life and the mother of my children things will get better when I don't know God's plan. There are three things in this world that should mean the most to you God, family and country. When you committed to State you became family. By now you know that I won't give up on you and I pray you don't give up on us.
This post was edited by Coastdawg 18 months ago
Wow, puts things in perspective. Thanks for the post.
Grasshopper's 1st Roomey
Praying for your family. We are one big maroon family.
Praying for you coastdawg and thanks for sharing.
Appriciate it. We are one big family. Sometimes a little disfunctional, but who doesn't have a little bit of that from time to time. Makes life interesting.
Thanks Paul, I'm usually not one to post personal stuff especially to convince a kid to sign with us, but I would like him to know the character of the family members here at State. We are a blue collared and God fearing group that would do anything for one another. Knowing a few on the other side, I can say its not the same over there. Ultimately its his choice, and hope he makes it for the right reasons.
Praying for you and your family coastdog.
Jeez.. Keep your head up Coast..
Money can't buy you health. Money can't by you morals, manners, and integrity. God almighty is the source of all of the above.
May he look after and comfort you and your family.
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