Sometimes the best things are those things simple. Simple food, simple company, simple achievements, simple times. Well today I’ve determined to keep things simple.
Some well seasoned wings and Sweet Potatoes on the grill will do.
When she comes over… Well uhm…
Picture is worth a million words!
All kinds of feelings and emotions… y’all pray for me! Riding with BabyGirl back to University in her new car. She got her operators yesterday. 😳🤪😳🤪
So yeah… I’m super nervous and super protective.
Look at the proud Papa!!
Everyone!!! Please take note… This is just the beginning….
Enjoyed an amazing meal with an amazing guy who also happens to be the owner…
Mr Akita, the owner of Akita Japanese Restaurant was such a joy to chat with during dinner. What a larger than life free spirit and wholesome soul. I want to thank Mr Akita for hanging out with us, for a great time, and a really tasty Japanese restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines. Please enjoy some of the pics from our visit.
Cebu, Phillipines… Soooo much more to come. Be on the lookout!
Can’t tell us nothin!!
I love this dude right here… I swear he is one of the coolest dudes I know. I thank God every day for him.
We went out and had great time snatching them up, but all the super good stuff we had to release. We follow all the regulations to the letter. Let them live and catch them when they get bigger. Such a beautiful fish….
When I gear up for the Big Blue it just feels good it fills my soul in ways words cannot explain… I just cant get enough…
Christmas in January is when BabyGirl comes home from University and a grown ass man wakes up, anxiously open his bedroom door and sprint in his socks across tile slipping along the way to barge into her bedroom, dive in her bed next to her and give her the longest, tightest, good morning hug EVER!!!
Yeah… that’s my current situation and I love it. Gonna head out to day for some FDQT (Father-Daughter Quality Time) and all kinds of silliness and shenanigans. There will likely be a lot more hugs throughout the day and several forehead kisses. Just so you know it’s been said that a forehead kiss is the highest form of adoration. It means that I care for you and will always be there for you.
So what’s first on the agenda for the day…. Einstein Bagels!!! One of our hot spots when we hang out. And then is on to the next adventure of the day. More to come y’all, stay tuned!!!
Oftentimes folks say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Some times they are worth a million words… Sharing just a quick view of my mini-me, My Amazing son. I over love him. He is both my breath and my blood.
Just making my daughter jealous… Hey BabyGirl!!!
My Baby Girl ready for her very first day in school 13 very short years ago…
The most beautiful of creation indeed! Tears… lots of tears. She will be going off to University in just a few days. How will I be able to breathe?
She sleeps on as many trips as we have taken. It seems that she finds peace in my presence knowing that I am her protector. Soon enough she will be off to University and outside of my purview and close protection, yet I am confident that she is fully equipped with all required for life. She is and continues to be a thirsty sponge taking in all life’s lessons. I’m amazed when she recites the many wisdoms with class and maturity. It is pleasantly surprising and feeds my ego. I am proud… Oh so proud of her.
Go ahead… Rest BabyGirl. Venice awaits us in only a few hours. 😘☺️😌
You have to appreciate real friendship. Check out this clip…
Baby Girl and Am-Am… I love them so much!
Just click the link below!!! Enjoy!
Her presence invokes all that’s good in me, therefore I am bound to set a ripe example.
Her existence makes me smile in the most torrent of situations.
When my focus is coupled with moods intense, Her embrace ushers calm.
I treasure Her like sight.
Because of Her, my vision is purpose and clear with certainty.
My reasoning is filtered pure by Her passion and compassion for the good in life.
I will deny Her no good thing.
I Love Her…
Not allot of words require….
I LOVE MY DAD (POPS)!!!
So was gonna write something super clever, but for her no words can be adequately descriptive. So basically today I stopped by to drop off a few things and she was in super great spirits with her super cute yellow dress. What you cant see is the super cute yellow flower bow holding her pony tail.
Mama, I love you soooo much!! You’ve done so much, live through so much, helped so many, prayed continuously, supported without ceasing, challenged us allot, listened with attentive ears, and did I mention that you love so many.
You are the most amazing woman I know… Muah!
I fully endorse my dear friend and survivor Susie Bell.
Please support the American Cancer Society and Susie in our effort to fight breast cancer at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event this year. For those who are able to contribute, she would be grateful and happy for what you are able to give. If you are able to join Susie in this journey, she would be honored to spend a fall morning walking with you.
Please support today!
What a beautiful time… It’s the morning of day 3 with BBG and we are having a blast. So much done and so much yet to do. Many memories & moments created and to be created. It’s a nice day. Sitting on the rear of the ship looking at that big blue, the bubble trails and wake left from a path still being carved. Fellow cruisers eating breakfast and chatting about times then, now and tomorrow. She sits with her back to the sun a big brimmed hat blocking the sun while focusing intently on the task at hand. She is transferring very vital photos from her iPhone to her laptop, grouping the photos by event. She is stunning. A gift from my loins to myself. Ok, yes, God had something to do with it as well…. (Chuckle)
Back to the big blue…. It’s vastness creates a kind of volnerability and realization of scale that provokes thought into the spiritual. It raises my minds eye to a sharp razor edged pinpoint aimed at a clashing of both thought and reality. These worlds are seldom this close much less intermingled like cold fresh soft ice cream swirls… It’s reality itself is melting into a new form of reality. It’s a artwork now framed, it’s a gymnast sticking a landing after the most complex routine, it’s the big fish that didn’t get away and you got it all on your GoPro, it’s the birth of a spiritual child.
I am amazed and humbled, empowered and dazzled. I think I’m living… Really living. Not the day to day routine. Not the morning regiment to prepare for a day’s work, not the regular and predictable greetings among work colleagues or the traffic on the way to work, not the clock countdown awaiting the end of a shift or the rediculous commute home, not the eventual hugs and greetings from awaiting family, nor the preparation for dinner, the evening cadence, or late conversation while preparing for yet another night’s sleep. No, this is different. This is an awakening that only the divine revalation of self existence and the meaningful realization of how meaningless and meaningful we all are in the grand scheme of things. This is a mouth and nostril full of salty ocean water, it’s banging your knee while sliding your chair under an office table, it’s catching yourself by snatching your head up while falling asleep in church. This is the feeling in your stomach when looking over the edge of a tall building. This makes your heart race, your mind aware, your eyes stretch, pupils focuss, hair raise on your arms, and heightens all senses for what’s next.
Having gone through this wormhole from the mondain into the radical causes a sense of enlightened and heightened purpose… What should be next and what am I to do about it? Why do I feel so responsible?