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I am a Dad to two beautiful girls and a husband to a very gorgeous wife. I am very proud of my family and the way they give me so much support. I guess I do not need to win the lottery, I have already won.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

THE COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS.

It is now after Thanksgiving and I remember as a kid that is when we started our countdown to Christmas. I do not remember Black Friday's when I was growing up, I do remember the anticipation of Christmas. In my house we always wait until after Thanksgiving to put up our tree and we did that yesterday 11/25/11 and my girls did it and all I had to do was climb up into the attic to get it all down. They did a great job putting up the tree and it looks real nice. I sometimes get depressed when putting up the tree because I remember as a kid all the arguments we would have in our family when the tree went up. It would sometimes get bad where I would just go outside and let them deal with it. I know I should not be that way because that does not happen now but the memories always come flooding back. I did have some good Christmas's and I still remember some of the gifts I got as a kid. I remember the big yellow Tonka truck and yes it was made out of metal not plastic like today. I remember the big wheel I got, it had two speeds high and low and I played on that thing for years. I remember my first skate board and how many times I fell off of it too. As we get older Christmas does not seem as special anymore, I guess it is because I am older. Well enough about the blah stuff we need to get back to the countdown. It seems the countdown starts in stores right after Halloween and they start putting up Christmas stuff. We seem to go right to Christmas and forget all about Thanksgiving. I guess as they say Christmas has become all about the mighty dollar and not about the real reason. I am very thankful because I am home with my family. So how did you countdown to Christmas? I remember as a kid we would do the paper chain thing and cut off a link everyday until Christmas eve. We had a advent calender for our kids and it would have a piece of chocolate hidden behind the door that you opened. I would countdown the days until we got out of school for Christmas break and then we knew we only had a couple of days until Christmas. I also remember as a kid the one thing you did not want to get was clothes that was a real downer. No matter what Christmas there was you always got some piece of clothing. Now I look back at my list for this year and I asked for clothes. Let's remember what Christmas is all about, it is about giving and not getting. Remember God GAVE us His son. As of right now 11/26/11 there are 30 days until Christmas so let the countdown to Christmas begin. I like to end this blog with a question. What was your best Christmas?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?????

    It is that time of year again where we sit down to a big dinner and while we are eating you hear the question. What are you thankful for? It usually gets asked and it is asked every year and we are still stumped by the question. We sit back and you can see their faces and they are just wondering "what am I thankful for?" Now the answers we get are not wrong or are they bad but they are so ordinary. Here are a few examples and these examples are good to be thankful for. I am thankful for my family, I am thankful for my health, I am thankful for my job.

     I want to share what I am thankful for, I am thankful for August 1987. I was stationed at Fort Ord Ca. and I went to church at Seaside Assembly of God in Seaside Ca. That is when I was introduced to my future wife and we became friends and it just moved on from there. I am thankful for February 1990, I was deployed on December 19th 1989 to Panama for Operation Just Cause. I was gone over the Christmas holiday and as any soldier knows that is really tough to be gone over Christmas. I got home in February and my girlfriend(Wife now) still had there Christmas tree up waiting for me to come home. I think the best part was that the tree was still up but it was now decorated in Hearts for Valentines day.

    I am thankful for October 20th 1990, that is when my girlfriend became my lovely wife and we have been married now for 21 years. I am thankful for October 12th 1994, the year my first daughter was born and the blessing that was put into my arms that evening. I am thankful for May 15th 1996, the day my second daughter was born and I could not have been a more happy man. I am a very proud dad of both my daughters and proud of who they are becoming in the Lord. 

    I know this one will sound weird but I am thankful for the struggles we had through the years. I guess if life was easy then there really would not be anything to be thankful for. The struggles made us stronger and we learned to trust the Lord more and to rely on each other for strength. I am thankful for the decision we made to homeschool our girls and that has been a big blessing. I guess I am biased but they do have the smartest and prettiest teacher.

   Well if you look back at everything I just wrote I am very thankful for my family. So now I leave the question in your hands and that is what are you thankful for?  I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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