Reintroduction of A Soldier’s Walk

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I just wanted to say thank you first to all of you out there that have taken the time to read my writings. When I first started this blog, I didn’t know what to expect or whether I would be able to even write anything. My experience with writing anything was an occasional letter to someone and writing Papers in High School and College (A long time ago for both). I am what you would have called at the time, a failed husband, a self-prescribed underwhelming father and just going through the motions of life. I was really dead inside and was lost at how to get out of it. My wonderful wife, who I almost lost due to this absence I had allowed into our marriage is the one who lead me into this world. She has been blogging for around 3 years and I must say is an amazing writer. See her blog here; https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/ . I won’t go into her journey with her blog, but let’s just say my absence in our marriage was behind some of her writings. I didn’t know a thing about poetry beyond maybe Dr. Seuss books. I just knew I had so much bottled up inside of me. I was never one who was good with emotions, I just bottled them up and stuffed them deep down inside. With writing this blog I have found a freedom to express a lot of these emotions not only through my writing, but in my life. Over these last few months I have been on a journey that was to win the heart of my wife back. I know this is not a journey with an end, but something I need to do every day.

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A majority of my writing has been inspired on my feelings towards my lovely wife. I hope this journey may inspire others to know that it is never too late to fight for what is right, no matter what it may be. I know a lot of you were surprised to find out that ~ M and I were husband and wife. It was a decision made mutually between us to hide that fact until we knew was the right time. I have learned a lot about myself through this blogging adventure and reading and interacting with so many of you have really made a lasting imprint on my life. I am amazed by all the talent I see through so many of you and am inspired by it. Again I want to just reintroduce myself and say hello and thank you for coming along on this journey with me.


Yup that is a real picture of me.

 

Thankful

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What am I thankful for over this past year

I am thankful for the few close people I call my friend

I am thankful for my Mom who is always there when I need her

I am thankful for my Dad, stubborn as a mule, but a good father none the less

I am thankful for my brother who was always my protector as a little kid

I thankful for my big sister, it has been two years since you passed away, I miss you still

I am thankful for my In-laws who have accepted me as their son and brother

I am thankful for my children, four girls who are all amazing in their own way

I am thankful for my amazing wife, who has put up with me all these years and still loves me

I am most thankful for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who calls me son

Who has forgiven me when I really don’t deserve it.

I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving, wherever you are we can all give thanks for something.