Today I turn 60. Hard to believe actually but here we are. As my friend Chuck Offenburger says “every birthday is good news” and I believe that too. I am grateful.
As I reflected a bit on my journey and the path I took to get to 60 I thought of just a few things I’ve learned.
1. Family and friends make the day’s better. Treasure them all. They are gifts. 2. Moments matter. 3. Laugh. Love. Live. 4. Lead yourself. 5. Offer grace more than judgement. 6. Keep trying to be better every day. 7. You don’t fail, you learn. 8. Practice patience. 9. Be humble. 10. Live each day with gratitude.
The path I took to 60 isn’t for everybody and that’s alright. We all have our own path and we need to embrace it and use it to help others.
Our experiences allow us to help others who may experience some of the same things we have experienced so the path you have been on has been for a reason and not by accident.
Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa.
Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank.
We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye.
Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA.
AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School.
Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.
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