If it wasn't for them... I wouldn't have been so lucky..
Later, in High School. I was lucky enough to have some friends and Teachers who helped me grasp and understand what becoming a young man was all about. The friends "slowed" me down when I was running to fast trying to become an "young adult". The Teachers were the ones who realized and took the extra time needed to help me grasp the need for an education when it seemed my head just couldn't hold the concepts in.
If it wasn't for these. I wouldn't have been so lucky...
Out of school and on my own, I stumbled and fell twice in two marriages, but was lucky enough to have my family, and new friends, who stood close beside me and helped me back up when I questioned my abilities and my self-worth. For a while, things just didn't matter very much to me and I swayed more then once down paths that could have destroyed me if not for these people.
Thinking back now I realize that if not for some of them I wouldn't have been so lucky.
Then I joined the Navy and there I learned that I was worth much more then I thought I was worth. The shipmates, leaders and experiences I went through during that time proved to me that I could be "Good" at something. I was awarded and recognized for my efforts and I rose up and stood tall again. I was proud of what I had become and for that time in my life.
I feel I was very lucky to have given to my country.
Then, I became the Luckiest Person on earth. I met the "Love of My Life" and she has kept me on track and sane during these years that mean the most to me because she is with me. Some of you think your lucky and you may be but your not as Lucky as me, because I have her.
So now. Thinking back I realized that my Luck cannot be based on what I did, what I have nor what I do. It's based on what others have done and continue to do for me.
So for those who have been there for me and are still support me and helped me along the way... Thank you for being there, for understanding me and accepting me for what I am...