An Era Passes

Last week was a sad week for our family. I have been so upset that I have not been able to write about it till now.
Our family member, and my best friend and partner in crime, went to the other side on Thursday PM, September 20, 2012.
I speak of our family Labrador Retriever, Bonnie Bluebonnet. She was the best canine I ever had, and as the following slideshow will prove, a family member, through and through. She was even the ring bearer in my son’s wedding.
WE all knew this was coming. Bonnie was 13.5 years old and had bad joints and cancer. IT did’t make it any easier to lose her, though.
She started hunting at the age of 9 months, and was a superstar. She hunted dove, quail, pheasant, duck and geese. (the geese were hard, since she only ever weighed 55 ponds, soaking wet). She loved the water, especially the ocean. She would retrieve dummies for hours, until we could no longer throw them for her.
Bonnie was the sweetest, and most loving creature on the face of this earth. I only ever heard her growl or bark at the neighbors as they came and went. They were crackheads and eventually all of them were either killed or busted. She knew evil when she sensed it.
WE began referring to her as “Aunt Bonnie” when we were raising Rag-doll kittens. She would stand by while the mom would take a break. She played with them and they acted as if she belonged. She was so sweet and gentle with the kittens. One of the kittens stayed with us and he and Bonnie were inseparable. He really misses her and will wander through the house looking and calling out to her.
WE all miss the looks of love and the familiar wagging of the lethal tail. She was a joy and will never be forgotten.

In loving memory:

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Things I’m thankful for

Thinking back over the last 2.5 years, and all that I and my family have been through with my health issues, there are some real stand out moments for me.

First of all, the mere fact that there was a donor for me, and that I stayed alive long enough to receive that organ, is a testament to God’s involvement in my life, and my family’s life. He is the ONE that makes all things possible.

A lot of things have happened since then, but some that really stand out for me are as follows:

“The Legend” was born. My Grandson from my oldest son, Seth David, and his wife, Lindsay Rose, was born on May 24, 2012.

I’m a Lean Mean Drooling Machine.

He is around 3.5 months, now, and no, he’s not teething, he just makes lots of his own liquids. Happy Happy Baby. And he makes his parents and grandparents very happy, too.

Next, Evan Michael Adams, my youngest son, graduated from Clear Springs High School on June 1, 2012.

I finally made it!

…and then he went on to enroll in and start the Plant Process Technology Program at San Jacinto College. He’s a college man , now.

These are just a couple of things that I feared I would never see happen.
Another that I’m hanging on for is to see my youngest daughter, Sagan Maryse, Graduate from U of H in December. I need a current picture of her , and will post it ASAP.
My oldest my oldest daughter, Taylor Nicole, graduated many years back, and is seeing her dream come true with a budding acting carrer in Manhattan. I really like her boyfriend, Dave. They are, from all I can see, a great couple and she seems happier that I’ve seen her since she was 5 years old.

I’m very proud of my crew. I feel good that God has given me the opportunity to see these events pass. If I have to go, I can at least leave knowing that some of my most important work was achieved in these children.

Oh, last but definitely not least, and a big “Thanks” and “I love you” to my wife and soulmate, Joey. She has been a rock through all of this, and continues to be be my biggest supporter.

For anyone who is interested…..

Oops! I forgot…

Not really, I’ve just been distracted The short version is:

1) Worked a lot.
2) Stopped the telepravir drug…continued interferon and ribavirin.
3) Became a grandfather!

wtg

Good morning! It’s gonna be a GREAT day!


4) Lost my Father-in-Law … my other Dad.
5) Lost our little Ragdoll cat, Annie, to renal failure.
6) Got Evan enrolled in San Jacinto College for his AS in Plant Process Technology. He just has to FINISH. We continue to pray.

I will try to limit my political rants, but let it be known: I AM a Christian, a Contitutional Conservative, A supporter of the 2nd Amendment, and a TEXAN to the core (both as a citizen and a “Fan of the Raging Bulls.

It’s the day before Labor Day and I’m not going to labor tomorrow. I am going to visit my mom in East Texas.

Till next time…