Listener Request - April 28, 2012
I was at an all time low almost 2 years ago, when I moved back home with my parents after chasing a dream that I realized just wasn’t for me. I was lost, I was lonely, and I was scared of the future! Then, when I least expected it, a wonderful man appeared in my life who brought a smile back to my face, put love back in my heart, and who works with me every day toward a future I’m excited about.
I just want to say thank you for all that’s he’s done. And I can’t think of a better way to describe what he did for me than requesting Keith Urban’s “Somebody Like You” for my boyfriend, Daniel.
At age 35 and after 14 years of being an active duty Air Force officer, I became a mom to my now 4-year-old son, Eli. I never envisioned myself as the stay at home mom type, and when Eli was 8 weeks old, I went back to work. But I felt like something was missing.
At the time, the Air Force was offering people money to leave active duty early and my husband and I tossed the idea around for months. Leaving active duty would mean loss of my profession, occupational identity, loss of income, benefits and quite a blank period on my resume, should I ever return to work. But then, I heard a song.
It was Kenny Chesney’s “Don’t Blink” and in an instant, I knew what I had to do. I needed to be with my baby boy and let everything else work itself out. So I left active duty and was immediately offered a part time position in the Air Force reserves. But more importantly, I am blessed to spend my days taking trips with my beautiful son and I realize, that is a true gift. I have never regretted the day I left.
San Antonio, TX