If You Can Read This

I am sure most of you have seen the bumper sticker that says “If you can read this, thank a teacher”. Since my wife and most of my in-laws are all teachers, it is a thought near and dear to our heart. Post 95 is dedicated to the two people that (literally) made this all possible! Mom and Dad…you reading?

I am so honored when people come up to me and say “I love your blog. I read it all the time”. Sometimes they are complete strangers that clicked on the link at the bottom of an email that was forwarded. I get emails saying the same things. If you are one of those people, there are two individuals that deserve a lot of the credit. In no particular order, you can thank my Mom and Dad. As far back as I can remember, there has been at least one computer in our family. I can remember playing computer games with a machine that was attached to a cassette player. We went through the 5 1/4 floppy drives, 486’s and a phone that had a fold out keyboard. I guess you can say that computers, the internet and software are in my jeans. That comes directly from my “Pop”. Where would I be today without the Apple IIc that I “cut my teeth” on and the miscellaneous parts and machines that he was able to put together to feed this computer addiction. He also happens to be my most faithful reader and commenter to this blog!

The creative writing portion of the blog comes from my Mom. Her poetry decorates the walls of our home and her creativity fills my posts. As I was growing up, I was always encouraged to use my creativity no matter what I did. Through that, I have learned to see the world through a different light. That vision is what gives me the ideas for a lot of the things I put to the net.

All of those things are great, but the best instruction came when they taught me early on to love the Lord. Blogs are nice, but where I spend eternity will matter long after the internet has faded and the blogs are all gone. Its fun posting things in our world as I see them, but what matters more to me is that the world around me knows that there is a Savior. The teachings of my parents are great in written form, but better in a life lived for the Lord. So Mom and Dad, thanks for being my teachers. Even if no one read this blog and the posts went unnoticed, your training never did. If you can read this….thank my teachers!

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