I am thankful for being selected as the USS Antietam Senior Sailor of the Year for 2009. I waited quite a while to announce this because the award wasn't finalized yet. However, a letter came a few days ago letting Alicia know how proud she should be of me, so I guess it's ok to announce it.
One of the biggest perks of being SSOY is a parking spot right next to the pier. Here's what my sign looks like with the mighty Antietam in the background:
Here's how Cavi looks in it:
I am grateful for being selected as I didn't expect it. While I knew that I was being put in for the award, I knew there were other guys who frankly did more this year. God has been gracious to me through this, however, by giving me this wonderful reminder of how big he is. Thank you, Father!