Everything Changes-That’s What They Say….
You never know what curve balls life is going to throw at you. One minute you're somewhere familiar, surrounded by lifelong friends and loved ones, in a house that you've always felt the warmth of home in... Surrounded by trinkets and knick knacks you've collected over the years that carry with them great memories of love and laughs with the people and pets in your life who mean the most to you. When you look at them, you sit back and smile and transport back in time to the feelings you felt when you got them. And then you wonder--what the heck happened? How did I get to where I am now, from that place?
For me, that answer is simple. A virus. A virus that nobody wanted, nobody asked for, and that everyone wishes would go away. It's robbed everyone of something---loved ones, jobs, good health, you name it. Putting us here--in a place we never thought we'd be. In a place we wish we could rewind from. For the ones who lost their loved ones--my heart goes out to you and I wish you peace and comfort in the knowledge that they are no longer suffering. For those who lost jobs, like me--I wish you blessings in finding that next chapter of your life, as I did--even if it's 1,200 miles away from the life you once knew.
I've been here 6 months now--and I still haven't fully wrapped my head around the fact that things were taken away from me that I never would have expected, for reasons completely out of my control. But everything changes, nothing stays the same. That's what they say. I'm grateful for the opportunity to be here in Texas with you, playing this great music on the radio and spending your morning with you. And were it not for the virus, that never would have happened. We wouldn't be in the new house we've come to love, and we wouldn't have our newest furry family member, Miss Reagan:
Life is filled with blessings. And it's easy to be down in times like this when the world is an uncertain place on so many different fronts. But it's going to be ok. Because another thing they always say is "This too shall pass". A positive way of looking at it. We definitely have a choice every day of what attitude we are going to have for the day... And I hope you and I can both choose to see the glass as half full each day, instead of half empty. I'm enjoying getting to know West Texas and the people here. And I'm so grateful and appreciative that you've welcomed me and made this feel like home. I'm blessed with a beautiful wife and life partner in Vicki, and a great kid and step kids. And that's what matters most. My wish for you is that you'll count your blessings and smile with me. As Radio Personalities, we are encouraged to share our lives with you each and every day on the radio. Here's a few snaps of my world. I'd love to see yours.