Friday, September 28, 2007

Employment is such a wonderful feeling

After many months of soul-searching and many weeks of unemployment, I have accepted a position at a local printing company, Business Cards Tomorrow (BCT for short). I am their assistant plant manager and I'll be learning all the facets of their business, from how to sweep the floor, to making ink colors and rubber stamps.

Thank you friends for your support, these last 6 months have been very painful. Your support and prayers have carried us through.

Gen 50:20
"As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive."

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Pavarotti and my Dad

I didn't realize how much Luciano Pavarotti passing away would effect me, but I'm watching hos videos and crying tonight. Why? Because my dad loved the big tenor. He would have the Three Tenors CD on all the time when we'd visit. If he heard Pavarotti's voice on the radio, the conversation stopped or slowed down considerably. Dad was a tenor most of his life and I loved hearing his voice, even when it was dry and weak because of the chemo. He died 3 years ago last month.

In 2000 I had the opportunity to give dad a gift, a ticket to a concert here in Nashville, Pavarotti's first and only performance here. It was a night I'd never forget, My dad and I in the cheap seats, about 1/4 mile from the stage and loving every minute of it.

As my father lay dying, he said it was one of the highlights of his life. When I will think on my last memories her on this earth, I will remember Pavarotti in Nashville, and my father crying through Nessun Dorma.

Rest in Peace, Luciano. Thanks for the memories.