Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wisdom Teeth!

At 42 I just had my last wisdom tooth removed. When I was younger I had had a molar in front of the tooth pulled and over time the wisdom tooth had grown in to the space and replaced the older molar. It developed a cavity a few years ago and last year I decided to have it pulled. The dentist I saw convinced me to have it filled instead of pulled, so I went ahead and followed her advice. Bad mistake. She was not a very good dentist. She drilled into the root and instead of going ahead and pulling it she placed some kind of barrier over the exposed root and went ahead with the filling. It has caused me pain ever since.

Yesterday I finally had the tooth removed. They put me under and cut it out. I can finally look forward to some relief when this thing heals. Did someone say "ice cream"? Oh yeah!!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Today is the first...

Last year started out tough. Tragic things happened in January and February that were difficult to recover from. The blessing was that these events did not include any of my family. Many heart felt and tough decisions were made in 2009 and things are slowly smoothing out. Just as not all change is good, not all change is bad. The constant is change it's self. We must be adaptive and able to find the positive if we are ever to be happy. My positive is that I have a beautiful new wife who mirrors me in more ways than anyone ever has yet still maintains a separate, strong identity. I have also gained an extended family, 3 new children and a mother and father in law whom I am very close to.

I believe that 2010 is going to be a good year. It will present it's share of challenges, but I believe it'll be filled with love, laughter, and happiness.

God blesses me daily. I am thankful for the blessings and lessons he bestows upon me and wish the same for all of you.