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.