The Gift of Wings(from Cadet to Parent)
Four short years of endless days,
will I make it all the way?
I'll soon forget the lack of sleep,
what really matters, that I'll keep.
Like knowing you believed I could,
that back home you all with me stood.
That sacrifice helped build these wings
forged of dreams and disciplines.
What you have placed within my heart
is really the essential part,
of the wings on which I rise,
please know that now I realize.
As I soon fly into The Blue
I would not be here, but for you.
So thank you for the gift of wings
your love, support, and everything.

J. Christopher White