Happy Saturday!! August 2nd 2008 "Did he say Evil Kineval"

It's been awhile since I've taken a moment to write a Happy Friday email and I must apologize since I've been really, really busy with family, music and other endeavors.

 

Busy with momma, busy with Madelyn...busy writing, busy recording, busy workin' the ol' 8-5....busy..busy...busy....so busy in fact, it feels like I've somehow missed the last 7 months of 2008......is it already August??

 

I looked through pictures that Heather and I have taken since January of this year and was in tears at how fast my lil' girl has grown up...her cheeks aren't as plump, her hair is startin' to get the lil' curly q's at the end....if you told me she was Evil Kineval's daughter...well...I'd believe you....she's already jumpin' off Daddy's guitar cases wearin' a big ol' cheesy smile on her face.....yes, I cheer her on every time she has a safe landing.....and am there to pick her up when she bites the carpet....;-)

 

But back to the word "Busy"...

Gotta love that 4 letter word.....we all know it....but to what extent?

 

I was quite humbled Friday when I visited with a client of mine......as I walked through her doors, she greeted me with the same bright eyed smile I've seen every time I visited, but somethin' was different.....She asked how my family was....we talked about the baby....and other odds and ends.......then I asked her how she'd been.....that's when she lost it......she had just received news that her husband of 43 years would most likely not make it through the weekend....and all she could say to me was "Ryan, don't take this time on earth for granted, don't take your family and loved ones for granted, cause you never know when they could be taken away from you...." She said, they married at 17 and for the life of her, it seems as if it was yesterday when this cute lil' boy was tryin' to ask her out......then over the years, they got BUSY with stuff.....(you know the stuff that envelops our time) and didn't take as much time for each other as she would have liked.....the regrets were settin' in as if a barrage of heavy stones had fallen on top of her.....

 

As I write this email....her voice is echoing those words......and though I can't see them....I know her tears are falling.....her world is crumbling.....but as everything happens for a purpose.....I know one life is surely being changed for the better and hopefully many, many more....

 

Be blessed...

 

Ryan

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