Thursday, November 15, 2007

A List of Living

You know, maybe its my mid-life crisis. It must be that. I mean I don't want to go out and buy a Porsche to prove I'm still young or anything. Nor do I find the hot young girls overwhelmingly tantalizing (I love the Wife just fine). Lately, I just find myself thinking a lot about this little thing we call life. It is just speeding by so quickly. My little Touchdown is 5. 5!!!!! And the Teenager is dating and moody and will be out of our house in a year and a half! I am not ready for it. I'm not that old.

I think this has been brewing for a little bit mainly because of the crazy health issues in my family right now. My brother is recovering from a major knee reconstruction and just got news that it is way too loose and he will probably have to do it all over again. Or maybe its that my sister is having complications with a pregnancy. I don't know, but for whatever reason I've been thinking about my place here on the earth. My reason for being. I know that any day could be my day to leave and I'm just not ready to do it yet. I don't feel old. Heck, just the other day I made a fart joke. That should prove my immaturity, right? I love my kids and my wife. I know that I'm here for them. In the end, they are the ones I will keep with me even when I leave this life. I am extremely grateful for that blessing. I don't know that I could have ever imagined a blessing so great. For that reason, I am presenting here my list of "Things That Make Me Happy I'm Alive".

Here goes....

1. Hearing little Indy make up the word "threemorrow". FYI, its the day after "twomorrow".
2. Hearing word that Touchdown thinks Joseph Smith is the guy with the "scared leopard". FYI, Mormons generally refer to him as having recieved a "sacred record".
3. Watching the Teenager get "googly-eyed" over a boy and have to tromp into a cemetary on Halloween to recieve a Sadie Hawkins Dance acceptance.
4. Watching the Wife get excited about our upcoming trip to Savannah, Georgia.
5. Holding a skull in my hands on Halloween Day. Yep, I got to excavate a Native American burial on Halloween. One of the coolest things I have ever done.
6. Hearing the story of my buddy's little 3-year old girl doing a rousing rendition of Carrie Underwood's "Jesus Take the Wheel" when her Primary (Sunday School) teacher asked for a song about Jesus.
7. Watching my little niece score a goal for the "Pink Roses" soccer team. She's 5 and is quite a bruiser/darling.
8. Knowing that I am conquering Adobe Illustrator CS3 (I set a goal to master it before Christmas).
9. Seeing my kids dressed up like a Cowboy and a Mermaid Princess (Ariel) for Halloween. Lil Indy galloped the entire time.
10. Watching my wife hug her kids.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


Blogger BreadBox said...

Nice post. I've been feeling old too --- so thanks for reminding me not too!

Michele sent me today,

9:37 PM  
Blogger Dak-Ind said...

i have GOT to ask... you see, i really did it... is your child's name in reality (not just blog land) Indiana Jones? I have two sons, from two seperate marriages. Daktoa being the older at 15. anyways, the younger son (who is 2 1/2) is Indiana Harrison Jones. i havent met another person who really did that to their child, so when i saw... well you know... i HAD to ask!

oh, got here from Michele's tonight!

10:22 PM  
Blogger kenju said...

Threemorrow....I LOVE it!

This is a wonderful post, and from the sound of it - everything is prefectly right in your world. You're just lamenting the fact that it might not always be so, and that's understandable. But resolve to enjoy every minute of what you have!

Michele says hello.

8:15 AM  
Blogger Wendopolis said...

Good list.
have a great holiday!

9:28 AM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Hey guy, guess I found your blog again just in time. Alright, start humming the tune to "Count your blessings." (name them one by one...see what God has done.) Don't forget that!!!

You are very blessed to have the wonderful family that you have. Wait till you turn 57 or your dad's age before you even THINK you are old. Don't forget that life is a journey and you are still in the early stages of your journey....Go check out my last post and read the poem, "The Dash". It is worth a read to remind yourself what life is all about.

Sorry that some of your family is having health problems. TF had gall bladder surgery in July and had complications, but he is up and running again....I hope Grandpa is doing well. Sounds like your wife and the kids are just fine, you are blessed.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

12:23 AM  
Blogger Le laquet said...

Happy New Year to you and all of yours Mr J ... here's hoping that 2008 brings you all love, good health and happiness!

12:27 AM  
Anonymous CresceNet said...

Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é . Um abraço.

8:21 PM  
Anonymous ToaDStOoL HB said...

hi uncle! your blog is interesting. i remeber my imaginary friend tina telling me i was imaginary. i cried for about a week. tina is safe in my mind and she is never coming back any time soon.

7:34 AM  
Blogger jon said...

threemorrow! clever kid.

5:00 PM  

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