I like being a dad.. most of the time (red haired and blue eyed studious/outgoing 20 year old daughter, blonde strong-willed emotionally sensitive 17 year old son).
I used to say that I like being a husband.. even when there are challenges. I have to admit that staying married is taking a lot of patience and cold showers. More often now I wonder what it would be like being an ex-husband, a struggle that I do not know how to deal with. The cold showers are not working like they used to. That is a confession I should make, something that occupies my thoughts more than it should.
I like being a 55 year old cyclist, third/first baseman, yardwork hater but lawn mowing fanatic, overly amateur writer, semi-retired musician, actor in remission, and dog/cat “owner”.
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.
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.