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!