I like being a dad.. most of the time (red haired and blue eyed studious/outgoing 22 year old daughter, blonde strong-willed emotionally sensitive 18 year old son).
Divorce has been a life changer. Parenting is now a distant relationship, living on my own is a privilege that I didn’t realize until I experienced it and faced the challenges that solitude also brings. Solitude and healing often go hand in hand, although if you had told me a year ago that I would need to face solitude before healing can begin, I would have been very skeptical. Life changes, blessings must be recognized before they can be fully experienced.
I like being a 57 year old cyclist, third/first baseman, overly amateur writer, semi-retired musician, actor in remission. Cycling will remain a passion until it kills me. I don’t plan on riding a bike over a cliff in Thelma and Louise style, but I would rather expire riding than in my sleep.
Often I wonder why I chose to get my college degree from a Bible college or what made me try to be a church pastor for a season of my life. Equally baffling is why I chose to stay at my job for more than 24 years. The way that job ended will be a scar on my heart for the rest of my life. Finding a new job two days later is one of the victories I will be proud of for the rest of my life.
There must be something about me that hangs on until I bleed — I was married 25 years.
The most significant decision I have made in my life is to follow my God and Lord Jesus. I wish that I could say that I am a good example of that decision. There have been times when I have been a good and faithful servant, many times that I have not.
All say something about me, none define me.