My Life Of Being Shipped Overseas Essay

1573 Words Nov 21st, 2016 7 Pages
When Afghanistan takes a 15-year-old girl’s best friend from her, it makes quite an impact on that young girl and her decisions. Four years ago, The United States National Guard deployed my brother Dusty to Afghanistan and I was that 15-year-old girl. For a year I prayed endlessly, in hopes that God would bring my best friend back home to me. Given that he was my only other sibling, I had a lot of time on my hands at home with no companion to aggravate and play ball with. Dusty was 7,566 miles away from me and I had to adapt to being an only child for the time being. The outcome of a loved one being shipped overseas is always unpredictable, but with a faith like mine, I had no doubt my Father in Heaven would soon return my “around the world” basketball competitor. Most kids begin to really think about what they want to be when they grow up or what they want to do with their life when they reach their teens, so naturally that is just what I did; however, the difference between other 15 year olds and myself was part of my heart was in a foreign land. I asked God every night to keep my brother safe and to guide me in a direction that God himself saw fit. My brother returned home on May 3, 2013. In the midst of him being overseas and through the thoughts of a teen and prayer, I knew that if something were to ever happen to my brother, I would want the best medical staff to care for him. I knew from that point on I wanted to become a nurse. To me, a nurse is not only a health…

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