Before I introduce myself, I am compelled to share the following first due to some of the comments I've received...
I am well aware there are women who have experienced unacceptable treatment at the hands of other men that have left a physical, mental or emotional scar, some have a combination of all the above. If this rings true for you and you're reading this, I deeply regret these things happen and have happened to you. I would like you to know, not all men operate this way and some of us are truly kind in heart and trying to be good men. So if you're still interested, I hope you'll allow for something different to settle in and, hopefully find a positive outcome for yourself whether it be here, or somewhere else. Either way, I hope you'll be happy and find the joy you seek. :-)
Now, having said that, allow me to introduce myself:
I am 28 years retired AF, active, solid and grounded, stable, kind, hoping to find someone who wouldn't mind being no. 01 In my life and would treat me the same.
My AF journey has taken me all over the world, some places more difficult than others, but has taught me the value of kindness, tolerance, patience and endurance, both physically and emotionally.
Presently I am headed for a master's and doctoral program, to work with other wounded combat veterans and their families, suffering from PTSD and even more insidious, their moral injuries. If you're not sure what that is, please feel free to ask.
My life revolves around my children, service and for the time being, school.
However, I am not opposed to sharing my time with someone special and look forward to doing so.
I was born and raised in UT, but the AF is where I 'grew up.'
I'm not one for contention, I've seen my share of hate and killing while deployed in Iraq and these things are not of me. Kindness, patience, long suffering and unconditional love for my fellow man is key in finding joy in life.
I'm quiet spoken, very slow to anger, understanding, and kind. These things do not mean I'm weak, they mean I know who I am and how others are to be treated.
I have six children, all grown, five grandchildren, two boys and three girls, all are sweethearts and very loving.
Given my travels, I've seen some wonderful places, met some great people and when considering these things, I'm grateful for the life I've had so far, and look forward to sharing the remainder of my life with someone who is kind, loving, accepting, romantic, passionate, intelligent and willing to keep learning.
I'm not opposed to children, rather, I enjoy their sweet spirits and find much joy in helping them to succeed.
During my last deployment in Iraq, I was injured and five seconds made the difference one day for me and a few of my brothers coming home alive or in body bags. I'm almost fully recovered now; still working on a few things, but very grateful to be here. These experiences have given me a greater appreciation for life and I don't intend to waste one second on being anything less than the best human being I can be and finding the good in others.
For hobbies, I enjoy playing a variety of instruments, doing vocals, traveling, academics, aviation, camping, the mountains, etc. I'm up for a movie once in awhile also and dinner, a walk or pretty much any activity that allows for conversation and interaction.
From a spiritual point of view, I am very solid in my knowledge of the scriptures and value the rest of the story behind the scenes. My callings have ranged from the more important nursery to stake high counsel positions, and a little of everything in between, the most enjoyable ones have been missionary related, teaching Institute in Iceland and gospel doctrine classes in various words around the world. One thing's for certain, I definitely learn more from the class members than I could ever possibly convey, which I believe is part of the blessing from teaching.
If you have any specific questions, please do ask.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a really nice day. :-)