One older gentleman slightly worse for the wear but still energetic enough to enjoy life and friends.
Cupid has decided I should describe myself. Rather difficult to do with so much water under the bridge. We are all comprised of our history from youth to our current age.
So here goes.
When I look into the mirror, I see a young lad of 10 years old on Christmas in awe of the magic of the season and wondering where this life will take me. Then I see a man of 20 years old fighting off the shores of Viet Nam, followed by a man of 25 in amazement of his first born daughter and the hope that her life will be calmer than mine has been in these short years. Here comes the man of 30 something. Trying to figure out how to raise my daughter alone and still have a semblance of a life. The next guy shows up as a 40 something. He has finally found the niche he's been looking for. Good job, close family, daughter in college destined to be a doctor of veterinary medicine. So proud of her. Going forward to the man of 50 found me giving the only thing I cherished away to a man my daughter met. Best decision she could have made. 5 years later she presented me with identical twin grandsons. Now I see the man of 65 years old with 10 year old grandsons and I see in them the awe and wonder of where their life might take them. Funny how life makes that full circle.
There were a lot of minor daily details in between, but, these are the highlights that make me who I am. Honesty is an absolute must. I recall being in an interview one time and the prospective employer asked me what was one of my faults. I told him that I was too honest. He said, "I don't think being honest is a fault." I said, " I dont give a damn what you think". Didn't get the job
You would think that after all these years I would finally have my life planned out. NAW!! I'm still that 10 year old young lad wondering what's next