As planned, I drove to Wichita today to pick up a transmission for the Nissan.
I don’t really mind these long drives. I get time to think, listen to my favorite preachers on CD, etc.
About 30 minutes from my destination, memories started to flood through my mind. I realized that the last time that I was in this city was March 1st. That is our anniversary.
No…I did not take my wife to beautiful, downtown Wichita, KS to celebrate our anniversary!
Our family was witnessing/celebrating my son’s big achievement.
As I drove through the area, I was just struck by how quickly the trajectory of his life changed.
At this time last year, he was just starting his second full season of wrestling. His coach wasn’t expecting much. In fact, the year did not really begin all that great.
Lest you think that this is a bunch of nostalgic drivel from a doting old man, this time last year, my son set up an appointment and met with a recruiter for the U.S. Army!
Now, he is matriculating at the sixth ranked school in the country for undergraduate entrepreneurial majors. Tomorrow, he wrestles in his first Division 1 college tournament! Absolutely amazing!
One year ago today, after eight months in Kansas, I received an offer from my current employer!
What a difference a year can make!