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Waiting for the Dawn

I was cleaning old files off of my laptop a few months back when I ran across an old journal entry.  I posted it on my Facebook page, and the positive comments, text messages, and conversations I got from it was overwhelming.  This post ultimately lead me to put this website together and start writing again.

The entry was originally written eight years ago on my birthday-gift-laptop, as I sat outside, waiting for the sun to come up over the Chesapeake Bay.  Being able to view these words with eight more years of life and change in my rearview mirror, the truth behind them is even more palpable today:
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Slow Progress

With the milestone of my 30th birthday looming on the horizon, my wife Nikki decided to seize the opportunity and bring me some much needed encouragement.

She invited a number of our friends and family to pool their resources and get a special gift for me.  Then on my birthday, she gathered a number of those friends (and even some family from Indiana) to surprise me with a party.

During the party, Nikki asked some folks to say a few words to me.  Words of affirmation, words to breathe life into me.  Afterward,  she presented me with my gift.
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