As I’m living in an inspirational desert these days, I dragged out an old favorite from Thanksgiving last year. First published November 24, 2010.
Some things I’m very thankful for this Thanksgiving
My 21 year old daughter Jan, who will graduate from Northwestern College in St Paul December 17 with her undergrad in social services–the youngest of our 4 kids will graduate first, and a semester early no less. Ricky’s 22 year old daughter Marsha, who will graduate from Concordia this May with her pre-vet degree, currently applying to veterinary schools with an intent to get her doctorate in veterinary research.
My son Peter, who finally found his groove and is an A student in civil engineering at NDSU, and Ricky’s son Greg–a stay at home dad who is raising two beautiful grandbabbies–4 year old Bobby and 2 year old Cindy.
I’m thankful we both work in professions where the work environment is happy and fun; and we make a positive impact on the community and hundreds of people we work with. I’m not only thankful for, but admire and respect those who work in health care and emergency services–the difference they make in peoples lives is exponentially more than Ricky and I ever could. I cannot imagine the emotion they must deal with on a daily basis. As fathers, we could not be more proud of the noble professions our kids are embarking on.
And some things I’m super-thankful for:
Just for Men hair color and beard color in natural light brown #5. It took me five years to figure out the hair color and the beard color actually matched by number. I just always bought the box with the guy I wanted to look like.
I am thankful that after 8 years, Ricky still fits into the tux he wore for our wedding and looked stunning at the charity ball last week.
I’m thankful I’ve started to bulk up after using the bike Ricky bought me for my birthday.
And I’m thankful I have a forum to share all this stuff. Remember, the gays are just like everyone else. We just have cleaner cars, greener lawns, and ultra-glam lives.