Jimmy, is me! Yup that’s right you found me! Congratulations!
No really in short I am a Dad, a Husband, a Veteran, a 9-1-1 Operator, a Police and Fire Dispatcher, and this list could go on and on. I, like everyone else, where many different hats at many different times. So I guess you can say I want to connect with the Dads, Veterans, and Husbands out there that do this “adulting” thing on a daily basis. I want to provide my personal insight into these aspects of life. I personally know the struggle of holding all three of the titles, at the same time, and am blessed to do so. But there are just some things that people may not understand unless they are blessed to be a Dad, Husband, or Veteran. It is a particularly difficult task to juggle all of these at once!
See it is simple I became a Veteran before I became a Husband or a Dad. I joined the U.S. Army in 2003 and served 4 years with the 1-320th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division in Ft. Campbell, Ky. There will be other posts to explain this part of my journey later. I did not become a Husband until 2004, and did not become a Dad until 2009. I can say that the best day of my life was when I joined the Army, and then it was when I became a Husband to my beautiful wife, and THEN I was blessed beyond measure and became a Dad to my beautiful, awesome, frustrating daughter. See, my point is everyone asks what the best day of your life is and that changes as you continue through life as it did for me. But have I answered the question of, Who is Jimmy? In a very vague way yes.
So let me give you a little more detail here, and then I will provide full posts on specifics. Okay, everyone gather around, take a knee and listen up. Yes, I am a Veteran as described previously. I served 2 tours in Iraq from 2003-2004 and from 2005-2006, again more on that later. I have also been married to my wife since 2004 and boy what a ride it has been so far. We are celebrating 15 years next year and it has been amazing. Our daughter just turned 9 and is the typical 9 year old little girl in today’s world.
Now you know more about me. Keep coming back to understand and find out more.