Sunday, November 25, 2007

November 25, 1960....a day that will live in infamy!

It was 47 years ago today, Billy Post he did learn to play!

Ok, so I stole from the Beatles. Here is one interesting note: John John, John F. Kennedy Jr. was also born on Nov. 25, 1960 and 3 years later when we both turned 3, his father was buried in the biggest funeral on earth. I vaguely remember everyone being very sad on MY birthday.
I remember seeing the famous image of little John John saluting his father's casket as it rolled by and many years later felt a bond with him for some reason. Anyway......

Yep, today is my 47th birthday. I remember when I turned 30 I got calls from old "friends" who checked to see if I had really lived that long. There was a time when 30 seemed pretty unreachable. 40 would have been nuts and now I am looking 50 straight in the face more healthy, happy and excited to be alive then any of those other dates.

I have three people to thank:

1. My Mom. She was a young, naive, lonely little teenager with her first baby, living in the middle of the desert with no one around to help her much as her new husband was off to work long hours in the Air Force everyday. Somehow she did it and she did just great!

2. My Dad. He was also a very young person when I came along, and he worked very hard to raise me and my sisters, but he always had sound advice and left me with many character traits that, as I have gotten older, they have served me well.

3. My Wife. Colleen saved me from the dredges of life with her beautiful blue eyes and her rarely shown :) smile! She puts up with SOOOO much! I love her dearly.

Mostly I thank God for being so patient as to wait for me to come to Him when I did. He has made a great change in my life and I will no longer be the same.

Thank you also to my son Kai for aging me daily. No really, he is a special kid who will someday be much greater, smarter and better than I could ever be.

I also want to thank Dr. Butler for the many, many hours, days, years of counseling I have received from him. He and his wife, son and daughter have been a great help to me in many ways.


Tammy Bowers said...

Great post, Bill! (See I can play with words too.)

Seriously, Happy birthday, and I love this blog entry. Very interesting and special! Thanks for the pictures and for sharing!

Tammy Bowers said...

One more thing, that is unrealted to this post.

Bill, Kristi, Mick,
Please check out Christina Berry's blog post about Huckabee for president. You can find it at:

ValJean said...

So now we've seen a baby picture and a current picture. Do you have one where you have hair? I hope to hear your birthday was fun!

And Tammy - thanks for posting Christina's blog link - it is so encouraging to see Huckabee picking up steam. I saw him on the Charlie Rose show a while back, and really liked him. At this point, he has my vote.

Dawn said...

Oh Bumper!!!
You are sooo cute and precious!!! I had never seen the one of Mom holding you. She was a young Mom wasn't she?!! Wow!! Mom and Dad were so YOUNG!! I love the pictures!! I am sorry I missed out on your special day...and especially the strawbery cake!!! I still remember that Mom always made strawbery cake and that you also got lasagna for dinner. Is that still your favorite?!!
I Love you!!