Thanksgiving

I guess, if I look back through the years, there are so many things to be thankful for. I am thankful for my parents, who raised me right. I am thankful that they never gave up on me or stopped loving me, through my Biker, drug and alcoholic years. I am thankful I had both of them till they were in their mid 90's when they passed from this life and said goodbye. I am thankful for my 5 children, one of which was killed in July of 2005. I miss him. I am thankful for my 10 grandchildren. I am thankful that I have been blessed with so many God given talents. I have played piano now over 60 years. I have been a minister now for 35 years. I have relatively good health. I was blessed to sing and play in 2 semi-pro Gospel Groups for 14 years. I had good jobs till I retired in 2007. I have a wonderful church family and a great privilege to Pastor a wonderful church.

I have made so many friends here on DS and I have reached out to many here in genuine friendship and love. Coming from a Biker background, being a drug user and an alcoholic, it has been a rough road to try and mend and repair all the things I did back then. Some of my friends here know me for who I am as Oldbiker. One friend knows me better than anyone.

It has always been difficult for me to trust , coming from the Biker lifestyle. I have been through depression, a nervous breakdown, etc. I have loved and I have hated too.

I have been neglected as a friend, from what I used to be with some here but, I understand. I also love special ones here as well.

I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for all of you regardless of your age or status in life. I am here as a genuine friend. I guess I am on the rough edge, as far as some preachers see me but, I have been there, and experienced it. My knowledge didn't come from a book, I have no college degrees but, I graduated Validictorian from the University of Hard Knocks. I judge no-one, look down on no-one and, try to be a help and a friend to everyone.

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Late Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you........... and I Love you........ but you know that. I am thankful for your friendship..........this was an awesome journal.............