48 years ago today was the groundbreaking for my path in life. 3 years before I was even born.
48 years ago today a child was born. This child was born into an incredible family where values, morals and respect were always of utmost importance.
As a youngster his interests revolved around his Uncle’s pig farm, spending time with his cousins and exploring the great outdoors. Over the years his summers in Groves Point solidified his love of nature, his desire to explore and his love of the water.
As this youngster grew his passions grew, as well. It wasn’t long before he took a liking to his cousin’s garage tinkering with cars and pumping gas.
Now a young man, a new interest emerged. For the next number of years this man called CJCB/CKPE radio stations home. He was truly in his element as his natural ‘radio voice’ and love of music echoed through the airwaves. Day after day, night after night his trademark sign-off “Have a great day, Cape Breton. Drive carefully.” ended every shift.
It was in the hallways and control rooms of that radio station where two paths crossed. At first the crossing was met (on my part) with great trepidation. But over time I was able to see more clearly as the path opened up allowing me to see the magic of my surroundings.
The halls and controls rooms of The Radio Building are now distant memories that we continue to hold in our hearts as our paths have forked over the years. This man has been fortunate enough to find his true calling. Always a husband and father first, his heart and soul expands even more with his love and desire to help his community. The fire service has been blessed to have his dedication, knowledge, leadership and commitment in various capacities over the last 25 years.
His (our) path has twisted and turned and produced some pretty rough terrain. One thing has remained a constant. That child born 48 years ago today is still walking by my side. Now a man, he leads me through the best and most challenging days of our lives.
There are many ways I could describe our relationship. Let’s see…
2 peas in a pod
Simon and Garfunkel
Sonny and Cher
Oreo cookies and milk
Oil and water (some days….lol)
Romeo and Juliette
Statler and Waldorf
Peaches and Cream
Yin and Yang
Rum and Coke
Smoke and Fire
Mork and Mindy
Sheldon and Leonard
Ok, you get the idea.
When I think that unbeknownst to anyone, the infant boy, born 48 years ago today would eventually find his way into my life and we would be tackling this thing called life together it kind of freaks me out.
Anyway, it’s no secret what this guy had done for me and for our boys. He does without, he goes above and beyond and he puts up with more than any man I could every imagine. He’s my Mikey. And today I wish him a Happy 48th Birthday.
Thanks for picking me to be Da Lobster.
Until next time…