With the hardships of life, come decisions. To define the little moments instead of letting them define you. These are the little moments of this humbled author.
#1. My parents chose life.
#2. I was blessed with wonderful grandparents.
#3. I was given a younger brother.
#4. I played minor league baseball.
#5. I was a Cub Scout/Boy Scout
#6. I earn the Cub Scout Arrow of Light.
#7. I made a soapbox wheel derby car with my father.
#8. I saw the country through a semi windshield on many trips with my grandfather.
#9. I wrote 15 poems as a 7th grader.
#10. Once dreamed of being a conservationist.
#11. Once dreamed of being an actor.
#12. I’ve seen Mt. Rushmore.
#13. I’ve seen Niagara Falls.
#14. I wrote a 50 page screenplay my sophomore year.
#15. I tried out for the basketball team my senior year.
#16. I walked away from a car wreck that should have killed me.
#17. I stopped drinking at age 22 and done very little since then (ten years sober!).
#18. I helped my best friend find his soul mate.
#19. I hear my oldest sons first cry!
#20. Both of my grandfathers held my oldest son before they both passed away.
#21. I wrote my first novel at age 24.
#22. I met Joan Jett.
#23. I got to see a picture of my second child. (Your daddy will always love ya kiddo)
#24. I wrote my second novel at age 27.
#25. I heard my middle sons first cry!
#26. I wrote my third novel at age 29.
#27. I heard my youngest sons first cry!
#28. I am a baseball coach.
#29. I became a Cub Scout Den Leader.
#30. I’ve met Bryan Adams.
#31. I rebuilt my relationship with my mother!
#32. I wrote my fourth novel at age 32.
#33. I’ve written over 1,000 pages!
#34. I love my father!
#35. I am working on a picture book right now.
#36. I will begin on my sixth book in 2012.
#37. I am healthy!
#38. My three wonderful sons are healthy!!!
#39. I have a handful of very good friends.
#40. I have a job.
#41. I have a home.
We all have hardships but we also have lives filled with little moments. It is these times that we hold onto and become who we are. Good or bad, I have no regrets. To life I say, it is ok, bring it. I can take it.