Dolphin Tale 2 will be in theaters soon. Here’s Gavin DeGraw’s new video to go with the movie. It was just released this morning. It’s a great song and I hope you enjoy it.
Today has been a pretty great day! After being out of work for two months, I had a job interview today. I’m excited to say that I was offered the job and should be starting in a few weeks. My family also won tickets to see Marvel Universe Live tonight at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. It’s the first stop on a two year tour for a brand new show. Thanks to Denise from Run DMT for the tickets. I also applied to be part of the blogging crew for Dolphin Tale 2. Wish me luck. Looks like a positively amazing movie.
It was 20 years ago today that I became a Dad. My oldest son, Chris, is 20 today. I look back to this day 20 years ago and fondly remember holding my son for the first time. That moment changed my life forever. I now had to take care of someone beside myself. My Wife and I were young. We were both 20. We both worked part-time for Publix. We lived in a small one bedroom apartment. Life has changed a lot over the years. We needed lots of help to get where we are. I’m not sure we would have made it without help from Family. We now have 3 boys. Own a nice home in a great neighborhood. My Wife has a Masters degree in Nursing. My boys love being together. We went fishing yesterday and had a great time and made a great memory, though didn’t catch anything.
I hope I raised him right. He is a kind and loving person. He is the guy that would give you the shirt off his back. He sometimes needs a kick in the butt to give some direction, but think he finally figured out what he wants to be/do in life. He told me he wants to look into Marine Biology. Chris, you can do whatever you desire and I think you would be a great marine biologist. I love you son and still feel that same feeling that I felt when I held you for the first time.
It’s been an up and down week. My Wife started a new job that would finally bring the family health insurance. We haven’t had any for a couple of years. Sadly, the coverage doesn’t start until next month. This week the youngest can’t fight the pollen anymore and is getting sick. The middle son has an abscessed tooth and in a little pain. We hope the antibiotics will keep him good until our insurance kicks in. Otherwise it’s $1200 just for the root canal. I found out Friday afternoon that my hours are being reduced at work. I feel like I want to scream, but I try to remember that things can be worse. We have a great roof over our heads and food on the table. Maybe the roller coaster will slow down and head up for a bit!