First, acknowleding I missed posting yesterday. Life happens. I got caught up. Totally forgot.
Second, the feels are raw tonight. A lifetime ago I served in a Marine Corps combat unit. We did shit. We took names. We came home alive.
Years later, one of my brothers life came to a sudden and unplanned end. We shed tears. We mourned. We moved on.
Today, the anniversary of his untimely departure, shakes my foundation. I went from cocky old me to a quivering, crying, gut punched emotional roller coaster riding passenger in shear nano-seconds.
I hurt, deep in my core. I cannot explain it. Tears burning down my cheeks.
Until Valhalla Soup. These many bourbons to your honor.
Semper Fi brother. I miss you.