Minus the fact that I am up pretty late I was staring at my watch thinking of time and how no matter where I am in my life I always know what time it is.... This watch is an odd sort of symbol. It isn't fancy, with the flash, I notice it is dirty, the face is scratched, and I had to replace the battery today. It is not a smart watch, although you can store 20 phone numbers on this beast, and it has been misplaced several times with 5 kids snatching half the time. But, it always finds its way home to my left wrist.
This watch has been my companion since I made the decision to join the Army 12 1/2 years ago. And I was waiting patiently to hop on the plane to head to Fort Jackson this very day, 12 years ago, staring at this very watch in excitement for the next move and that flight out!
Although my time in 5/2 ID has long since past, this watch, my old boots, and my DD-214 are the last few memories I have left. No matter where I am in my life, with kids, marriage, or moves, time is limitted and continues to pass by even when we are not fully in the moment.
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