Beautiful sunset shot of a fighter jet
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Beautiful sunset shot of a fighter jet

Growing up my mom always told me that my dad was a pilot for a fighter jet.

I've never met my father. My mom always told me he was a pilot of a fighter jet that had gone down in the war; though, she never really specified which war that was.
She told me he was a very tall man, with sandy blonde hair, and a smile that could light up any room. She said he was the most kind man she had ever known and that he could always make her laugh. He had always been a pilot and was excited to be deployed on new missions each time he was called into service.
He would write to her whenever he was overseas, but she someone lost the letters in her move to the house I grew up in. He was deployed again right around the time I was due.
I guess, a few months after I was born, there was a knock at my mom's apartment door (hadn't moved to our house yet) and she was notified that he had been killed in combat.
To be honest, I believed her story when I was a kid, but as I grew up, the story had more plot holes then a really bad movie. I was smart enough as a teenager to realize that she needed to tell this story more than I needed to hear it, so I never questioned her on the details. If this story helps her, then that's okay.
My guess is that she got knocked up by some jerk boyfriend who left her. If that's the kind of person my dad is, then I'm fine with never known him. My mom is one strong woman.
Fighter jet in the blue sky.
Fighter jet in the blue sky.
A fighter jet pilot selfie.
A fighter jet pilot selfie.
“... she was notified that he had been killed in combat.”
A fighter jet ascending into the sky.
A fighter jet ascending into the sky.
What a beautiful sunset shot.
What a beautiful sunset shot.
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