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Monday, August 24, 2009

Good evening from where ever you are...

Good evening, friends.

Sorry I didn't blog earlier today with more meaningful stuff. It's been a pretty busy day. I have to tell you I love travel, and I don't feel I get to do enough of it.

Anyway, I'm writing to you from South Tampa at an amazing house where my friend and his fiance are about to begin their new family... and their new adventure together. What a great place this is. It's just... perfect. It's near MacDill Air Force Base... just close enough to hear Reveille in the morning, and taps in the evening. Amazing at how new this is... almost right on the bay. I never got to venture down here while I was here and it's too bad that I didn't because it's pretty awesome.

It never ceases to amaze me how life happens just exactly as it's supposed to. Through the twists and turns our choices and paths take us down in life, it always ends up just exactly as it should.

And so it has happened again.

Flying in today, it was pretty amazing to fly over Harbour Island, my old home here in Tampa. To see the Forum, right across the channel from where I used to live, and to see Davis Island next door, I stopped to think of how crazy it is that time moves so quickly.

It does. It seems like it was just yesterday that I flew to this town for the first time to begin that step in my career here. It seems even more recent that we brought Kyla home from the hospital to Harbour Island.

Now, tomorrow, I'll head out to Riverview to be there for her first day of Kindergarten.

Tommy asked me tonight, "How do you imagine... in your mind, how do you see tomorrow happening..."

I told him I didn't know.

I don't.

I assume it will be interesting for her. New adventures always are. But I know my munchkin well enough to know that she'll see it as a new adventure, with new friends, and new challenges and new things to overcome.

And I know she'll do fine. Because she - just like me - loves to take on new adventures.

Tomorrow will be a new adventure for me, as well. But it's an adventure I'm ready to take on as our lives together enter a new phase. I paraphrase a song I heard once... "This is a life like no other... this is the great adventure..."

Tomorrow, we'll saddle up and blaze some new trails. I can't wait. But for now, I need to get some much needed rest. As much as I might want to go see Kidd Leow and more over at a place I used to do a gig at which was called Stormans back in the day. Now it's the Forum... LOL. Next time.

Tonight, I'll ask God to give Kyla peace if she's nervous and to keep an eye on her tomorrow as she begins Kindergarten. And I'll ask him to keep an eye on me, too as I travel back home.

And I'll thank Him for giving me an incredible little gift to call my daughter.

Thanks for reading. Goodnight.