Life's Goal - - - ACCOMPLISHED!!!

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Mike Stephens
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Life's Goal - - - ACCOMPLISHED!!!

Postby Mike Stephens » Thu May 19, 2016 3:24 pm

It amazes me to reflect back at how dreams, visions & goals changed throughout (my) life. From the time I can remember back to, I wanted to be a veterinarian, underwater welder, race car / boat engine builder and MMA fighter. Reality set in in 1982 when I graduated I had to go to work at something right then. I went into maintenance at a local factory and 33 years & 5 different factories later I'm still at it.
I wanted to have lots of kids too. That was before I realized how much they cost!!!! No, fact is it was my calling to raise 2 little kids w/o their mom. I didn't know how I was going to do that but I knew I didn't want them to have an evil stepmother. I'd never experienced that but stories I'd heard scared me to death. I had different job offers with much more $$$ but it would require me sacrificing time with my kids. The hunts I use to travel to, I had to stop going so far away. And it seemed to be working out well.
Health issues!!! Oh my, I've had 2 major surgeries on my internals, a broken leg, broken arm and a broken neck. For a while it seemed I wouldn't live for long. So, besides praying for forgiveness, being thankful for what I have, I started praying real hard to the Lord to please let me live long enough to get these 2 kids grown. I have no parents alive no brothers nor sisters so all I worried about was who would raise them.
This is not about me being a parent. This is about my prayers being answered. I am so thankful that 2 weeks ago my daughter graduated college and tonight my son is graduating high school. I hope I'm around to see my grand kids grow up but that will be a bonus. The Lord answered my prayers. I'm thankful. I'm not greedy. If I go tomorrow I'll go happy.

Jason Miller
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Re: Life's Goal - - - ACCOMPLISHED!!!

Postby Jason Miller » Fri May 20, 2016 8:49 am

Congrats, awsome read...
"If you are asking why, then look to the sky and pray. For only through Jesus can all questions be answered"
Jason Miller

Jerry Moll
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Re: Life's Goal - - - ACCOMPLISHED!!!

Postby Jerry Moll » Fri May 20, 2016 9:28 am

Awesome testimony Mike. I can relate, my daughter Erin is graduating from college tomorrow. PTL!
Please prepare yourself and your hound. Hunt the dog, read the Blue Book, and your Good Book!
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Andy Harper
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Re: Life's Goal - - - ACCOMPLISHED!!!

Postby Andy Harper » Fri May 20, 2016 7:39 pm

That's what I'm talking about right there. Something worth reading and even teared me up a little. I've never met you but you must be an awesome man. I pray for you to have many wonderful years to come.

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