Seeing as its been over a year since my last blog post it seemed like the right time drop in say "Howdy" to all my faithful readers. I'm sure most everybody that reads this rag keeps up with via Twitter or the dreaded Facebook, but if there are any of you non-interweb socialites that see something worth reading in what I have to say, here is my last year in a nutshell.
My son, Jake, is truly a miracle from God. My life has never been the same since he has come along, sometimes he can be a handful, but he is truly a blessing. He has had an amazing 15 months of life, and he has touched the hearts of everyone who meets him. Healthwise, God has blessed me with an extremely healthy and resilient child, although we went through a six month stage of VERY frequent, severe ear infections, but nothing that quick ear tube procedure couldn'y clear right up. Now his little feet are running 90 to nothing throughout the house, and he is jibber jabbering up a storm, I thank God everyday for that little boy.
On a more dark and somber note, I am about a month into divorce proceedings with my wife, Wendy. As much as I hate it for our son, this is the right decision for everyone involved. There is no alchoholism, drug addiction, abuse, or infidelity to contribute this to, just two people realizing how wrong they are for eachother and that their son should grow up seeing them apart and happy, rather than together and truly miserable. One of the most amazing things that has come to light in this situation is my realization of just how strong of a support system that I have behind me. My family and friends have been my foundation through all of this. My long time blog friends have been there for me through thick and thin, I was even fortunate enough to go out for an evening with some of the best friends I'd never met, and had one of the best times of my life. Anobiter, Sili, Jarhead, Gator, Buenohead, Gerald, and all of you guys that have sent me your words of love and support, I am eternally grateful to all of you, you guys are truly some of the best friends that I've ever known. New friends have also given more support than anyone could ever possibly imagine, friends who don't know me from Adam but only want the best for me, friends who truly love me despite all my shortcomings in life and this situation, no names on this one but you know exactly who you are.
So in short, even though I am going through the darkest period of my young life, I am one of the luckiest guys on the planet to have the friends and family that I do. I look forward to meeting all of my "blog friends" soon, and being able to thank you guys in person for always being there for me.