Friday, December 30, 2005

In response.......

The question was asked in a comment if I would do it all again. I would, I wouldn't change the life I am living for anything. Yes, we did go through our hard times and yes we still have our moments. But the good definitely out weighed the bad. Our first year of marriage was tough but we made it. We were married December 29, 2001. Apparently Delilah became pregnant on Valentines Day (February 14) ;-) We moved and started a new job being houseparents in the beginning of July then Jude was born November 6th. We went through so many changes during our first year of marriage. Not only were we adjusting to living with each other, we were adjusting to the wonderful 9 months of pregnancy. Oh... don't forget adjusting to having somebody else child living with us. It was all fun and never a dull moment was to be had.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

It all began this day 4 years ago

It didn't actually begin this day 4 years ago but my new life with my lovely bride started 4 years ago. You see we were married December 29th, 2001. Let's take a little stroll down memory lane. It actually all began during my first day of work at Safe Landing in April of 2001. I was sitting in Joe's office doing some going through some training and in walks Delilah. She asked Joe if there were anymore positions open (she had a friend she wanted to work at Safe Landing) Joe answered "no I hired everyone I need" Delilah told Joe to fire me. So it began. I sensed a little flirtation going on and thus the challenged started. The next several months I began talking to her to and actuallay asked her out three times. Each time she turned me down with a lame excuse or another. One excuse was that she had to go home and clean her apartment because her parents were coming to visit. Cleaning consisted of putting the dirty dished UNDER the sink. Another time I asked her out and she said that she had to go home and clean up because she was having some friends over for a bachlorette party. During a missions trip to Alaska in July of 2001 I had decided I was not going to ask her out again. I had a a rule of three strikes and I'm out. Well, Delilah apparently had other things on her mind. She had told her family and several friends that she was going to marry me. WOW. After returning from the trip I had to work the overnight shift at Safe Landing. Delilah conveniently offered to call and remind me about my upcoming shift. We did not talk much because she woke me up when she called (and I am not a morning person). She also conveniently picked up an overnight shift at the girls Safe Landing at the same time I was working the over night shift at the boys Safe Landing. She proceeded to call me during our work shift and we talked and talked and talked. More than I thought it was possible to talk. I asked her out on our first date (to the Chapel, a church in Akron). As they say, the rest was history.
Make sure you read Delilahs blog ( for more info about our actual wedding.

Monday, December 26, 2005


I am in the process of updating my resume. I know it's a great thing to do a day after Christmas, but it something I must do to get a better job for my family and our circumstances. It is hard to be working opposite shifts. For the time it is something we must do to have enough, (sometimes not enough) money to pay the bills. I have at least one job lead and this it the reason I am working on my resume. I told my friend I would make some changes to it and get it to him. Hopefully all will work out. It sounds like a great job and could have potential. There is nothing I like least then working at a job that had no potential for advancement. That is where I am at currently. I have to have some type of potential with my position or I tend to get bored with it. I hope this all making sense. I feel like I am rambling here. Have a great day.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Howdy, howdy, howdy

Well, if you've been keeping up with Delilah's blog ( you know that we are in TN. It is nice to come down to visit and get away from the hustle and bustle being at home. It feels kind of weird being down during Christmas though. There is no snow on the ground. I have been conditioned to have or at least it being cold and or snow on the ground. A little update on being to stretched. Last Sunday, I finally made the decision to not be involved with Praiz at church. It was a tough decision to make. i enjoyed being involved and being involved renewed a hunger within me to become more involved within church (paid ministry) I talked to Delilah about it a little bit here and there. I have always enjoyed working within a church setting. I'm not sure if I will pursue it more or not.
Anyways....everyone have a great holiday, er, I mean Christmas. ;-)

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Shooting Arrows

There is one question I have been asked by Delilah and now by John when I bring up about looking for another job, this question is "what do you want to do?" I simply answer that is a good question. It is something that I have been thinking about for a while for which I really don't have an answer. What do you want to do? What can you bring to the table to make a company better? These are two questions each person much ask themselves when searching for a job. A great resume can get your foot in the door for an interview, but if you are not able to lay it all out and say what strengths you can bring to position why should you be hired? Many of you know I am frustrated with my current employment. But for the time being I am stuck here because I'm not really sure what my strengths are that I can bring to the table. And furthermore, what is it that I really want to do? I feel like I am shooting arrows at a target that can not be seen.