A Magical Moment in Time

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Real Estate Cafe LLC
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Mel & Drew PetersonA 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!

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I'm a very proud Mama Bear... Evelyn... and I feel very fortunate to spend magical moments with my Pops!

Thank you Karen Anne... I treasure every moment that I get to spend with both of them ;)))

Awww... thanks for the ego boost Janell... I had em' young and now they keep me young ;)))

I like Happy Thoughts... Tom!

They're sacred/magical moments indeed... John! 

June 23, 2012 01:40 PM
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Thank you Mary!  Drew is a handsome devil lad indeed ;)))

A fabulous idea... Kevin!  I'll run it by Drew and see if he's game ;)

I couldn't be more blessed than I already am... Alexandra.  Life is good!  I'm headed down to Cali again soon and would love to rendezvous with you two in SB... I'll drop you an email and let you know my travel plans.

My joy is bubbling over... Cindy!  I'm so proud of Drew... he's smart, charming and handsome to boot!

June 23, 2012 01:48 PM
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Oh Richard... I dread the day that I receive a call about my Pops... I know it's coming and it makes me cry just thinking about it.  I'm sorry to hear that you received that dreadful call on your birthday... I totally get that it will be etched in your memory forever.  Sounds like your Pops was a wonderful man!

And it sounds like your son had an ah-ha moment, like Drew.  I believe in second chances... and even third and fourth chances (some of us need more than others).  I'm glad that both our boys were spared from tragedy.  I'm sure you must be very proud of your son's accomplishments.  I'm smiling for both of us! 

 

June 23, 2012 01:58 PM
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 Mel - congratulations to Drew ( and to you) on this important milestone. He's a handsome lad and you have every right to be super proud of him and his accomplishments. Some people need lessons repeated before they "get the message."

 Glad you had time with your Daddy too. :) You know how I feel about our fathers. Precious time indeed. ( Thanks for the email reply - great to hear from you and you are always in my happy thoughts. )

June 24, 2012 10:10 AM
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Hi Mel, -- so glad to be re-connected, and truly so happy for you and yours. Please salute your dad -- from a 'good' German bloke -- ex army (on the good side) and tell him to be proud, 100 % proud of ya!

I'm sure you're so happy, grateful and proud about Drew too - that beautiful hug, the warmth and the affinity between you too - I too share the feeling of gratitude and joy, as my daughter is still studying Genetics and Molecular Biology. I believe it is family, friends, and the other silent friends cherished in the secret chambers of our soul that empower us and help create the magic -- and the good vibrations - full circle...so that we can embrace the 4th Dimension. Namaste to you and yours.

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