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It's been a great year

Monday, July 5, 2010

You'll just have to forgive me if you see me about town with an extra "hop" in my step.

I know it's only the beginning of July, but 2010 could go down in the books as my best year ever. At least, in my opinion.

Merry and I were united in marriage June 30 in a private ceremony.

Family was not told of the matter until after the fact.

That's the way we wanted it.

I have long believed in the proverbs, "Good things come to those who wait," and "Patience is a virtue."

They seem to be true on all accounts.

We will both become parents later this year as we are expecting our first child in October.

I appear to be healthy, work with splendid people and am in the process of recording a handful of songs for an album with the band I perform with.

It has indeed, been a banner year.

To be honest, I'm not sure anything is missing.

And to think only a handful of years ago, it appeared things were on the brink of disaster.

I was having difficulty with every aspect of my life.

But somehow, things turned around.

And rather quickly.

I'm not sure how they did, and frankly, I don't care how they did.

Things have fallen into place for me in the past couple of years and I can't wish for more.

Sure, it would have been nice to not have to worry about purchasing a new vehicle, which I did last week.

After seven years, my beloved 2001 Pontiac Sunfire finally bit the dust. However, with a family on the way, we needed a larger car, so I went out and purchased a 2004 Dodge Stratus.

It was reasonably cheap and payments won't break us.

Sure, it would be nice to win the Powerball. I generally play every Wednesday and Saturday.

But for now, I feel like I have won the lottery.

Looking at the world with optimism isn't all that difficult after all.