As many of you know, I recently had a small stint for strategic purposes downrange. While there, my Team came back from a 5 straight day of sweeps through towns that will remain nameless. The devastation that they encountered was somewhat life-changing for a few of my men. The damage didn't come by our hands, or any precision hits from the Navy/AF. It was done by the f*ckers that we are over there to erase. Anyway, they brought back the lone survivor - a 5 year old little boy. His entire family (which by traditional standards all lived together) was murdered. The little boy, whose name is Daren (DAH-rehn) clung to me and a few others. He actually speaks English very well, for his father was a teacher in town. He loves American Football and Baseball. Since he has no family, the boy was going to be turned over to the orphanage system, which isn't somewhere you would want to be. The scumbags that we hunt steal and sometimes purchase males in order to forcefully train to fight for their cause.
Long story short: I spoke to my wife and we decided to do what we can to adopt the boy. After a ton of red tape and having some very powerful friends help me out, we heard yesterday that we will be awarded custody of Daren. When we called him yesterday, he was so excited that he was crying. He packed his bag and was sitting near one of out BH saying that he wanted to leave NOW! Hahahaa! We are truly excited to have him. He has a lot to learn about this Country, but he is already telling people that he is going to be a freeman in America.
My wife and I were going to wait to have our own kids until this time next year. We are still planning on it. This may change our lives, but it's a wanted change. I have so many feelings right now that I cannot even express myself clearly. We will raise him as if he is our own. He's going through vaccinations at a Hospital in Germany as of right now. We're hoping to have him with us by mid-week.
I just wanted to let you all know.