A Sailor’s Christmas

christmas0For most of my life, the Christmas season has been about exchanging gifts (and family, too!).  My perspective on Christmas shifted radically after the birth of my daughter, though, as I cared less about receiving gifts and just having a day off from work and being with my family.

Now as I celebrate this Christmas as a sailor in the US Navy, my perspective has been shifted even more radically. I was truly blessed to have this leave time where I could come home and be with all of my family. I know that this is a rare exception as I just graduated boot camp. This time next year I’ll most likely be out to the fleet (depending on the length of my A school) and I’ll inevitably be out on a deployment.

Whoever thought simply being home for the holidays would be considered a luxury?

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