Thursday, September 1, 2011

a bit of my Story...

Becka and me at Harborwalk in Destin, Florida 

 I grew up mostly as an Air Force brat, spent time in England, Kansas, Hawaii, and mostly Nebraska where I attended high school! Once I graduated, My mom and I moved to Warner Robins , Ga. There I spent time working in an A&P grocery store as a frozen food and Dairy manager (title only). Fortunately I met Becka, my Wife of 19+ years there. She actually lived in the apartment below for a full year before I got up the nerve to meet her. That was the day she was moving out! Needless to say I had to act fast and stop procrastinating. I joined the AirForce in feb 92 and we were married 6 months later on the 4th of july, while I attended tech school in Biloxi!

Later that year I was stationed at Hurlburt Fld as an electronic warfare tech in Ft walton beach, florida where we still reside today. I got out in 96 and decided to stay. I worked as a (FSR) meter reader for Gulf power up until Nov 07 when I was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor (cancer) and underwent brain surgery (biopsy) I basically have limited usage of my right side, and am temporarily unable to work. I'm continuing to undergo treatment/monitoring with a focus on trusting in the God who created me, saved me and is fully able to heal me!

We dont exactly know what the future holds, but obviously God still has a plan!

Becka has been incredible (I call her my nurse) but she's now more commonly known as the ironing lady! Quiet but extremely strong, solid in her faith and a great example of a godly wife! I am so thankful God put her in my life!

With the suddeness of being diagnosed with a brain tumor (a matter of days), alot has become clearer. I praise God that I am now Cancer free! Unfortunately I am still "Temporarily" disabled!

I learned the hardway that Its foolish to rely longterm on your ability to produce, It's kinda like putting your "one" egg in "one" basket! Extremely risky! Its important to develop additional sources of income that will continue even if you are unable! Unfortunately as my story has shown, Jobs are not really a reliable way to accomplish that! That's why I'm focused on Re-inventing my life, enjoying the second chance(s) God has given me!

So much has changed but my faith, my dreams and goals remain strong! Stay tuned , Gods not finished with me yet! (Jeremiah 29:11)

Thankful Jesus Saved me!
I did nothing to earn it!
I can do nothing to lose it!
That's Eternal Security!
That's how Awesome he is!

note* Taken from my facebook info page