Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Moments that Changed my Life (so far)

Enough with the levity.  Time for another dose of melancholy.  I started this months ago and left it in Drafts, forgotten, until now...

  1. Being born (1964)
  2. Spending the Summer of 1974 in Colorado with my mom and grandparents
  3. Sliding down a high roof during construction and being saved by my belt catching a rivet head (1983)
  4. Playing with a rock band on stage in front of 2000 people (Slades Park, 1983)
  5. Staying with my older brother Joel in NYC (1984)
  6. Going on a blind double-date in D.C. to meet my future wife (1986)
  7. Being with my father after his stroke, on life support until he passed away (1987)
  8. Moving my fiancee from Michigan to Virginia (1987)
  9. Experiencing the birth of each of our four children (1990, 1992, 1996, 1998)
  10. Communicating with my mom when she was in the hospital by tracing letters on each others palms (1997)
  11. Talking with my mother on the phone the night before she passed away (1997)
  12. Graduating college (2000)
  13. Being laid off and unemployed for a few months (2008)
  14. Selling off most everything I own to keep our house (2008)
  15. Losing two friends in one year (2009)
  16. Getting back negative cancer test results (2010)
  17. Waiting to see what tomorrow brings…
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