Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Did I do something wrong?

Do you ever have a idea brewing around your head? You know that it is there and that it is a good idea, but you just cant seem to put it into a clear picture. That is what i am feeling like right now. I know there is an idea up there. I can smell burning rubber, and the smoke alarm just went off. Now i just need to get it on E.P. (Electronic Paper).

As I look back on the past ten years or so, I often think about if I made a wrong turn somewhere. Did I step off the path that was laid out for me. Where would I be if I had taken a different road.  Well as I look at my friends that I went to high school with, I picture what my life would be like if I would have finished college. The problem with that is that I never had a clear picture with what I wanted to do with my life. I see the guys that I went to youth group with and I see eighty-five to ninety percent if some sort of ministry. Did I miss a calling? Was there something in the water of Kent City that I didn't drink?

Sitting here perched in the Nosebleed sections I have a luxury that most people don't. I have the luxury of a panoramic view of what ever I am watching. So when I focus that perspective at my own life, I see a clearer view than someone sitting on the fifty yard line. I see that the choices I made, molded me into the man I am today, with a little help from a few key figures. Thank you to those men who showed me what a REAL man is.

I also see that there is one thing that I wanted for as long as I can remember. Before the Chef phase, or the Teaching Phase, even before the DJ phase, this occupation was on my mind. It will never make me wealthy, but it makes me rich beyond my wildest dreams. Being a DAD.

So as I wake up, and get ready for work every morning, I think that this is exactly what I want to be doing... Providing for my family the best that I know how. That may mean that I will never be able to go to a sports game, or take my family on a cruise. But we can be happy as a family, with a...



  1. I'm sure I had a lot to do with some of your different "turns". You're an amazing daddy and a wonderful husband. You are a great provider and I love you tons. Love this post...I'll go share it now. <3

  2. All of the decisions you've made, good and bad, have made you who you are! Life from my seat has kept you and Adam little boys in my mind, but you've moved me up to the cheap seats and changed my perspective! You guys grew up when I wasn't looking, and now I am made to admit it to myself! I did a good job with you guys! No more apologies! You boys to men are awesome!