Wow....so much going on. First, has it really be a YEAR since I had the time to get on here? Wow! I can't believe it. Time flies.
But on to the main point of my post. I have the most wonderful kids in the world!
While I'm fully for supporting my kids and telling them how they can acomplish anything, I'm not the type to focus on me. I'm not the type to take the credit.
When my kids ask what I want for my birthday, or Christmas, of Fathers Day, I tell them I don't want anything but to have them there to share the day. But they still go out of there way, and impress me every time. One thing I will admit to, is I think I have raised them well.
A little background. I have 5 boys from 15-30. Two have moved out and on with their lives, but live close. The other three are still at home.
My middle son, is a music nut. Now, I grew up teaching my self to play guitar, and he grew up watching. As his interest grew, I introduced him to all the artist that influenced me. I even took him to his first concert at the House of Blues in Orlando during a Disney vacation. But I never thought anything of it. I knew he enjoyed seeing various bands, and I wanted to give him a wide range of exposure. From Bowling for Soup to Al DiMeola, to Alexisonfire. Then, on my birthday, he surprised me, with 2 tickets to Bon Jovi. He knew I grew up listening to them, but had never had the chance to see them live. I was speechless. Now, he is leaving in August for college where he is majoring in music education. I am so proud.
Now, they all conspired together to suprise me again. They all asked what I wanted for Fathers day. I of course told them nothing. I just wanted to know that I am important to them. Well, they apparently noticed that my Blackberry Storm has developed screen issues over the last few months. Because they got together and ordered me a 32gb iPhone 4. Yes, out of their own money. (They all have jobs).
What gets me isn't so much that it's an iPhone. It's that they all worked together to get this done (you know how brothers are, always fighting)(And that they kept it secret ), and that they wanted to show how important I was to them. Maybe there are a few things in my life that I haven't screwed up after all.
I have such wonderful kids!