Isn’t it strange how time seems to speed up as you get older?
Seasons come and seasons go . . . and come . . . and go.
It seems this year that October arrived right after June, or maybe it was March?
Today marks 34 years of being married to Alicia….more than half of my 60 years have been spent with her by my side. As a friend says, we are all imperfectly perfect. Through the ups, downs, and in-betweens, we never give up.
I was out with the dogs yesterday and spent some time looking at my new, favorite tree. It is already starting to reflect the change in the calendar and I hope I will be home when it’s leaves turn fiery red.
Every time I see Adeline I can spot the changes as she grows. After a medically challenging first three months or so, she is growing into an inquisitive, sassy Southern redhead. After a week at the beach (down the shore for you New Jersey folks) Adeline was re-united with Selby, her fur-sister who has been by her side since birth.
Our daughters continue to grow in their lives and trajectories towards their goals, detours and all. They are independent, smart, and beautiful. What more could a dad ask for to be his legacy?
I was also reminded this afternoon, driving by a roadside tribute to someone killed in a wreck, that one day, however it happens, I will no longer be here and I’m closer to that day than I was yesterday.
Cheery thought, eh?
Time to make the best of it
Dam Monday. Full speed ahead!