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    Posted November 4, 2012 by
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    A Lesson From My Father

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     kellyygold is honoring her father, Admiral John F. Weigold IV. She says one of the life lessons her father has taught her is to cherish your loved ones.
    - Jamescia, CNN iReport producer

    My dad is a devoted father to my three brothers and me. He is an Admiral in the United States Navy and is currently on Reserve duty with the Seventh Fleet. He gets to travel all over the world, sometimes spending as little as two days in one place before leaving to his next station. While my brothers and I talk to him via FaceTime and email, we miss him all the time. He is gone, on average, 23 days out of the month.
    I am incredibly proud of my father and the work he does for his country and I know that this is what he loves. This is his life; he joined the Naval academy immediately after High School, and has served ever since. Though sometimes I wish he would come home at the end of the day, that's the price military families pay. So I guess If I had to pick one lesson I've learned from his military career, it would be to cherish the time time you have with your loved ones. I wish all the strength in the world to all the military families out there. Happy Veterans Day!
    -Kelly (16)
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