A Magical Moment in Time. You know them well. They come to us through incredibly special people in unforgettable places throughout our lives. I had a few magical moments this past weekend that I will cherish forever.
I had the lovely pleasure of hanging out with my 82 yr old dad on Father's Day. His name is Mel (too) but most people call him Rusty... I call him Pops. He's a simple guy who likes to tinker with projects around his 10-acre yard. He moves a little slower these days and he's becoming a little more forgetful too, which is why I cherish every magical moment between us.
I also had the lovely honor of spending the day with my 26 yr old son, Drew. It was a special day filled with great pride and happiness, and especially surreal coming off the heels of a tragic event that took place in the Summer of 2009. It was 2:30am in the morning when I received a call that every parent dreads... my son had been in an accident and totaled his truck. Drew had been drinking and had fallen asleep at the wheel. Fortunately, there were no other people or vehicles involved.
I remember thinking how scared and alone he must've felt having spent the night in jail. When we picked him up the next day, he bawled like a baby. Coming from a kid who never cried when he broke a limb or was knocked unconscious in a football game, we knew this was serious. Drew came very close to losing his life that night, but what came out of that magical moment (a magical moment as his life was spared) was a more determined human being who began to make better choices.
So... you can imagine my joy and excitement watching my son walk down the aisle to receive a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from Cal State San Bernardino. It was a magical moment in time and one that I will cherish forever. I love you Drew!