Wednesday, November 12, 2008

12

so, i have a couple of jobs. both are very labor intensive in different ways. one let's me do stuff i love to do. one pays the bills. it's the latter that got my attention today....well....in a nostalgic kind of way. 12 years ago today, i started my job. i was 19 years old. i lived with my parents, unattached, no bills, no debt, no real responsibility. in 2 years i'd be married with a child on the way. now, with four children and 10 years of marriage under my belt i was really blind sided with the question today.....where did all that time go? i certainly didn't plan on working at a plumbing company when i was younger. in fact, after working so many summers for my dad's business, i swore that i'd never work in construction. i guess i missed that one, huh? but really....when i think of what i did hope for as a kid, one thing was always part of the equation through all the different careers that i thought i'd have.....i wanted a family. i wanted a women that i loved that i could devote my life to. i wanted to be a dad. i wanted to create a legacy of family to leave and grow on through to the next generation of sossaman's. i can honestly say, as i look back through 12 years of "buying toilets" as my beautiful wife likes to say....that i achieved my goal. so, i guess, i've got it all.....and i've got years to go.

i love you, sharon, brady, mary rose, jane and maggie. thank you lord for my wonderful family!

see you all on friday!

12 comments:

Chelle said...

You've definitely got it made! An amazing wife and wonderful, healthy kids. You're rich my friend! I'm glad you're smart enough to know that! You are truly blessed.

vsossaman said...

I'm glad you can be thankful for your family. They are indeed a blessing from God. You do amaze me having two jobs and juggleing your responsibilites as well as you do. You make your Dad and I so proud! Even though you do not make a complete living with your music, you are blessed to have a passion.Good job son!

drick said...

great post!

Anonymous said...

awwww you are so sweet! Your family us blessed to have you too!

Sharon said...

You made me cry. That completely pulled me out of my grumpyness...
I love you.

Jeramy Sossaman said...

i love you.

brittaney said...

this made me tear.

you're awesome!

Amanda Mays said...

Blessed indeed! The morning after the night I meet you, when I saw Sharon I said "dang girl you won the husband lottery"

... I swear I really said that ask sharon =)...

I had only spent but a couple hours with you, but that was enough for me to know you were a sweet husband, a great dad, a good friend and a man of integratity.

This post reinterates that I was right! It's a very wise man Mr. Sossaman to not only recongize that you are blessed but to be grateful for it.

Chelle said...

Oh wow.

james said...

It is truly a rare blog that does not inspire a snide remark from me. This is one of those blogs. You go man!!!!

Blessed indeed!!

Jeramy Sossaman said...

awwwww, you guys are the best!

Carrie Hasson said...

Beautiful.