Book Title: This I Promise You: A La For & Men of Phoenix Novel Author: ML Rodriguez Genre: Military Romance Release Date: December 1, 2016 Cover Design: SK Designs Photographs: Skyline Photography & Winter’s Splendor Photography Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
© 2015/2016 by ML RodriguezOne, one thousand. Two, one thousand. Three, one thousand. Four, one thousand . . . My body jerks as my parachute opens, and it is time to maneuver myself to my landing destination. Soon, I’ll hit the ground and the real ‘fun’ will begin. No problems are expected, but there is always the chance that something may go wrong. In the seconds prior to landing, a whole lot of things go through your mind. Because you know that once your feet hit the ground, there isn’t a guarantee you’ll go home alive. You may never see your children grow or hold your wife’s hand as it wrinkles next to yours. So many things you never did and should have done go through your mind, and you have to push them back because you have to focus on what’s to come. It’s times like these you become a praying man. You pray the mission goes well and you can get your men out alive. That even if you go home with a bullet in you, at least you go home alive. You remember why you carry a gun and fight this fight. Not for yourself, but for something greater. You fight for your country, for your loved ones and their safety, and for honor. For something more than yourself. Because nothing makes a man greater than what he’s willing to do and sacrifice for the betterment of those he loves. Despite all my praying, something tells me that this time will be different than the times before. I am not afraid to die, per say, but I am afraid to die without telling my wife and daughter I love them one last time.