On the afternoon of the 22nd day of April 2023, Earth Day, I married my best friend and soul mate. I have been on this incredible planet for a bit over half a century. In that time, I have met many people, but I have never loved someone as deeply as I do my beloved wife. She is truly my other half in almost every respect. When I am cold and logical, she brings warmth and emotion into my life. When I find myself being a bit of a brute, she has a way of melting my heart and softening my rough edges. My beautiful wife possesses a profound understanding of my thoughts without me uttering a word. She truly sees me for who I am and wholeheartedly believes in my abilities, just as I believe in her.
I believe that there are no limits to what she can achieve, and she reciprocates the same belief in me. As Paul eloquently writes in I Corinthians 13:4-8, “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.”
We’ve been happily married for nearly three months! It feels as if it were just yesterday when I watched her walking down that aisle, her countenance radiating beauty and love as we embarked on this sacred journey of matrimony. The memories and emotions of that day still fill my heart with immense joy and gratitude. I am so blessed to have such an amazing woman for a wife. She is my life, my heart, and my joy. I am so grateful for everyone who joined us and helped on our special day. Thank you, all.
So, I got engaged to this amazing woman! I have ran, walked, hiked, and crawled on my hands and knees hoping to one day find that other piece of me and me her other piece. I am over joyed to announce that I finally found that woman. It has been a long and treacherous road to find her, but I thank God every day that I did. She is a blessing from God himself. She knows me better than I know myself already. I can’t thank God enough for her. I hope that she will one day become part of the discussion on my blog or I will create one for her.
I realized the other day that I have not posted to my blog in almost a year. That is pathetic for someone that used to blog almost daily! I recently paid for another year on this server, so I’m going to make the most of it. I will be posting regularly. It may not be groundbreaking content, but it will be something during this trying time.
Until then, continue to follow the Wuhan sheep.
Imagine yourself the captain of a boat with a group of friends and family. You are caught out in a torrential storm of epic proportions. You’ve never seen anything like it in all of your years sailing amongst the waves. Amid the midst, rain, hail, and confusion, you see a titanic wave that you know will surely swallow your small boat and crew whole and push you to the deepest depths of the seaa where the souls of sailors of yore reside.
Everyone on the boat screams that you should turn the boat around at full throttle and try to outrun the wave. Your own weary mind starts playing the odds of whether you’d survive or not. Everyone on board begs you to turn around before it is too late.
But, your heart, soul, and every fibre of your being tells you to go full throttle straight into the waive and crest its top before it collapses on your small ship. Your family and friends begin to pull you away from the captains next, but you manage to fight them off. You look straight into the depths of the unforgiving wall that approaches like a lioness, quiet but deadly.
It is here that start the steadfast approach begins. The banging on the captains nest doors and screams do not distract your unending stare. It’s you against the wave. You know it is too late to turn around. You know in your heart that the only way to overcome this wave is to go over it.
There will be times in your life when only you will know what is best for you. Friends and family, though meaning well, will not always know what is right for you. Use their wisdom to help guide your way, but make your own decisions and carve your own path on this crazy planet.
I’ve been out for my second run of the day. Hang on, let me catch my breath…
The crystalline ice and snow was still glistening this morning, as I set out on a sunrise run. I love to run and walk. I can’t run as far as I used to be able to, but I still enjoy the challenge of gasping for air. I do my greatest thinking and problem solving, when I’m walking.
I realised something that a friend told me the other day was dead on accurate. You can’t make everyone happy. I went to college the first time for several reasons, but mainly because I was sick of being labelled the dumb hill billy. I finished that and was then the high tech lanky redneck. I still wasn’t good enough, so I went back to college and studied Criminal Justice.
I graduated the top of my class. I worked out a LOT. I worked in the field for several years and excelled at every challenge I was given. Then, I was labelled a dumb flat foot even though I knew more about the law and history than some of my professors and had an above average tested IQ. I still wasn’t good enough.
I spent time with the rich and powerful, and I was back to being a hill-billy. I begrudgingly played that role, but there comes a point when you have to be comfortable within yourself. I’ve been running for years, running from myself. I’m not rich, but I am better than the rich in many ways. My grandfather always said to be righteous in my indignation.
I am still learning. Life is full of lessons. People will try to put you in a box. Don’t let them. Be yourself. You can’t make everyone happy. I still try to impress every freaking day, but that is just part of who I am. 🙂
Be yourself. People that can’t appreciate that don’t deserve to be around you.