THE OLDER I GET

COME 15 SEPTEMBER OF THIS YEAR I WILL BE 40 YEARS OF AGE.

I TELL MOST PEOPLE WHEN THEY ASK OF MY AGE THAT I AM 25.

FOR SOME REASON THOUGH I HAVE CAUGHT MYSELF PONDERING

ON MY PAST FROM TIME TO TIME WONDERING WHERE IT ALL WENT.

MY FIRST CLEAR MEMORIES OF THE OUTSIDE WORLD WAS KIND OF LIKE WATCHING THE MOVIE FORREST GUMP. THE MUSIC WAS GREAT. THE HAIR WAS LONG. THE CLOTHES WERE LOUD AND I DIDN’T KNOW WHO THIS “CHARLIE” PERSON WAS WE WERE GOING AFTER BUT I KNEW HE HAD TO BE BAD.  IT WASN’T LONG AFTER THAT I REMEMBER MY MOMMA COMMING OUT ON THE POARCH TO TELL ME THAT ELVIS PASSED AWAY. THAT WAS A SAD DAY….

 MY NEXT MEMORIES WAS OF THE 1980’S. DURING ONE OF THE EARLY YEARS WE HAD CABLE FOR JUST A FEW DAYS. ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS WATCH CARTOONS BUT A MAN NAMED JOHN HINCKLEY JR. DECIDED THAT HE LOVED JODIE FOSTER SO MUCH THAT HE SHOT PRESIDENT REGAN. NOW THIS WAS A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION MIND YOU BUT TO A YOUNG PERSON WANTING TO WATCH CARTOONS THIS WAS A NIGHTMARE. NO MATTER WHICH CHANNEL I TURNED TO FOR DAYS WAS JUST RE RUNS OF THE SHOOTING. THE NEXT THING I REMEMBER WAS THE SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA BLASTING OFF TO SPACE. IT WAS LIKE WATCHING STAR TREK FOR THE FIRST TIME BUT THE CREW OF THE ENTERPRISE ALWAYS CAME BACK HOME….. THE REST OF THE 1980’S WAS JUST A BLUR OF FRIENDS, SCHOOL, AFTERNOON WORK AND FOND FRIENDSHIP MEMORIES OF A FRIENDLY LITTLE FLOWER SHOP GIRL THAT I AM SAD TO SAY I HAVE LOST CONTACT WITH.

THE 1990’S WAS THE START OF MY PROFESSIONAL CAREER. I LIKE TO CALL IT SERVING MY COUNTRY BY HELPING PEOPLE. YOU WOULD NEVER GUESS IT BY LOOKING AT ME BUT I HAVE HAD MORE FUN, ADVENTURE AND POSSESS MORE CHIVALRY THAN THE AVERAGE PERSON. I HAVE ALSO HELPED SAVE THE LIFE OF MANY A PERSON. I DO ALL OF THIS BY BEING ASSOCIATED WITH OUR SHERIFF’S OFFICE. WHICH LEADS ME TO TODAY.

 THE OLDER I GET THE MORE AND MORE I REALIZE THAT BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HELP ONE ANOTHER. YOU CAN BE THE MIRACLE THAT SOMEONE IS PRAYING FOR SO DESPERTLY. IT COULD BE SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS GOING NEXT DOOR TO CHECK ON AN ELDERLY NEIGHBOR AND STAYING FOR A VISIT.

HOW ABOUT HELPING YOUR FELLOW MAN INSTEAD OF HELPING YOURSELF TO IT.

A SINGLE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD OF OURS.

LETS ALL BE OUR BROTHERS KEEPER. 

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