So I thought about a few things today while driving home on what was a hazy and bitter winter day. It was just one of those bleak days that had some sort of half ice and half rain coming down from the sky. As it were, I realize that a great chapter in my life is coming to an end. The chapter that is Jon and Chris' National Guard Times is embarking on its last few months. I won't lie, it is sad but we all are moving in our own directions in life but I'm grateful for all those good times we've had together. It seems like just yesterday, which was in 2002, that we both enlisted and it was Pvt. Mireles and Pvt. Abeyta. Wow! That was a long time ago. Six years have come and past but I still won't forget those long conversations about the most random things in life. We had to find shit to talk about in order to kill all those boring times as we were stuck at drill and doing absolutely nothing. I know this is all too sentimental but I will miss driving with my battle buddy and finding ways to get out of work together. I think in loving memory of his time in the Guard I will put a picture of him in my car seat and every time I have to drive to drill by myself I will think of him. All right that is just fucking Gay! "Why can't we just say we love each other? It sounds so fucking beautiful." (Quote from Super Bad) As this time is coming to an end another chapter starts. I don't know exactly how it is written but I kind of hope that it goes something like this.
-Sometime in the Spring of 2009
A cell phone rings in the in the Mireles Household. Niki answers the phone and it is Christopher calling from Afghanistan. "Hey darling! We both miss you and Jon says hi. How are you?" " I'm good, you know how it is. The same old stuff just a different day" replies Chris, with a touch of melancholy in his voice. Niki continues, "Well me and Jon have some exciting news for you." "Really, what would that be?" as Chris responds as he so desperately wants to hear news from home. "Well I will give you the bad news first. I have decided to take a short break from drinking. The good news is that we want to know if you would be the Godfather to our son we are expecting in the next seven months!" said Niki. "Get the fuck out of here! Seriously? Of course and it would be an honor" said Chris ever so enthusiastically. "Well you shall be the Godfather to Vincent Michael Mireles once this little guy makes it out of my belly so I can have a damn drink! Fuck this is going to be a rough couple of months." Both of them laugh and giggle over the exciting news.
Okay, I know this is totally fictional but if this next chapter pans out something along those lines I shall be the most elated guy on deployment. I don't even now if those two are ready for kids but I'll tell you this. If my two best friends ever had a little guy it would be make me the happiest person in the world. If I got to help raise the most loved child to walk the planet earth I would be the happiest guy ever. Ok I'm going to go watch some football or something to wash this sentimental crap out of my head.