September 25th has always been my favorite day of the year. I like it better than my birthday. I have had many good things happen to me on this day. For instances…I met one of my best friends on this day...I started working for WorldCom on this day…I got a big raise on this day…I had my bridal shower on this day…and I moved to Amarillo on September 25, 1998 - ten years today! It is amazing how much has happened in ten short years. It seems like yesterday when my folks were helping me move here. I lived in the apartments at 45th and Coulter. The song…Wide Open Spaces was the “hot” song and it fit me perfect…I still can not listen to this song without crying! I will say without a doubt…moving the Amarillo was one the BEST decision I made.
I already have another event to add to my favorite day…although it is not a pleasant event in my opinion! My older brother Larry is leaving for Iraq today. I am very sad and upset with this decision he has made…but I love him very much and I have to support him. He is going to work for KBR driving a truck on Camp Liberty. I am not going to be able to see him for a year but we will get to talk and e-mail once he gets set up over there. He has wanted to go there since the war started…he is too old for military…so this is his way of helping out. He is going to make really good money and he is excited about it. I hope he knows how much I love him and how important he is to me. When you say your prayers…keep my big brother in them please.