The title may seem a bit off but it is a good day. I am alive, I have a job, and I have a healthy 4 month old soon to be 5 month old son. It is so easy to be negative all the time but we should be happy with what we do have, money comes and goes, but friends, and family are the truely important things. 2 Years ago today I got the worst phone call of my life, that call changed everything for me, I was told my dad had died. 10 years ago I was on the Iraq/Kuwait border heading into a war zone. On march 22nd in 2003 my grandmother passed away, my granpa her husband followed a little over a year later while I was in Iraq again. Even though all of these things happened around the same time of the month I am thankful for what I have. All of these events led me to where I am today.
I remember the stories, and the pictures help to remind me of the stories I do not always remember. From the High school stories about the VW beetle on the roof of the school, the Motorcycle in the girls restroom and riding in down the hallways to get back outside, to the running from the cops in a classic Mopar(there are too many to name), to rebuilding a motor with my dad. To all the late nights building demolition derby cars, to early mornings he drove me to wrestling tournaments hours away after working 70 hours a week, to the drunk driver(9th DUI if I remember correctly) that almost took him from us years before. In the end all we have is memories, those memories will last a lifetime, I now try to make every memory count.
Today is a good day, set aside politics, hug your loved ones, and be thankful for everything you do have instead of focusing on the things you do not.
If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away by Justin Moore