Sunday, September 02, 2007

Big Pop's Birthday! & smaller ramblings

September 2 is Dad's birthday. Happy Birthday Dad!!! Looking forward to seeing you once the cool winds breeze into Missouri and you make your annual trek to the southland.

BTW: I noticed Dad and I share a resemblance of mustaches :)

Today is a stormy Sunday. Our DS is out shrimping on the river with his daughter and brother-in-law Jesse. We're hoping the weather is better in Palatka than it is in Green Cove Springs. It's hard to be mad about it raining. Come on rain.

Life is good. It's true. I know we all have hard times. Some harder than others. I never want to forget that. When folks would ask me how things are going I usually respond "Life is good". I also like and use Dave Ramsey's tiding of "Better than I deserve". How so very true.

Blessings to those experiencing the tough times...

The flamingo's have a story behind them but like Las Vegas, we'll just let that be... Somehow or another I became associated with the tacky pink Florida mementos. During my last months at work I would move the birds closer and closer to the main gate entrance. Folks started to notice but didn't quite put 2 and 2 together. I decided to go out the way I came in. No fanfare. No retirement party. Aly and I will host our own at a later time. It just seemed better that way.

I worked with some good people. Hard working, common people. People who gave you an honest day's work and then went home to take care of their families and help a neighbor. They will never be counted as rich unless you count up their bounty in spirit and soul. If I am a better person today than I was years ago, it's in large part because of all they did to help me grow as a person and a friend. I owe them more than I was ever able to repay. I pray for their well-being, their safety and for blessings upon their families past, present and future...

2 comments:

Elisa, Jarrod, Thomas & Zoe said...

Wow you really look a lot like your dad..no mistaking you as Father and son!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Happy Birthday...
Have a Great Weekend.
Kim