What a year it has been in my personal life, thats all I can say.
Last year on the 29th I honestly had one of the best days of my life, hands down. My wife and I had a beautiful wedding back in Minnesota, and I have been very blessed to have a woman like her in my life. I cant say that enough. Its been a whirlwind year with the economy negatively affecting our lives, but to have wonderful success after the bad was completely amazing. As if the tornado that has been sweeping through our lives hadnt gotten strong enough, a second hugely exciting thing comes along and makes me forget all the tough times over the previous few months.
A few months ago we found out that we are having our first child, and now that we have told the whole family, I am happy to bring you guys into the loop. The baby, a boy, will be born this May, and I cannot wait to have a little guy to pass all my collection down to. It really sort of completes the circle, you know? I have always wanted to start a family, and I cannot tell you in words what it means to me to be able to do that.
Sadly, that also means that around that time, SCU is going to take a back seat to more important things, and im sure all of you wont miss me all that much. Hopefully by Thanksgiving next year, we are going have a new family, surrounded by the wonderful family we already have, as well as a great foundation to build off of now that everything is back to the way it was financially.
It has been a relief to have used this blog as a sounding board for my life, and I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to be a daily contributor here, both good and bad. I never imagined that things would go this direction, and I definitely have everyone to thank for the wonderful support.
I have no doubt that SCU is not going to fade away as long as I have the need to write, and it will take a lot to quiet my voice for good. Although the blog wont have the same frequency of new material, it will not stop being a place to come for commentary on the state of what is going on.
I want to tell you all that you, the readers, are one of the things I am thankful for this year, as corny as that sounds. I never really knew what to expect back in March 2008, but I am glad that it has gotten to the point it has.
Here is to a happy and healthy rest of this year, and a great 2010.