Home Improvement

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The daily prompt asked us if we could replace the cast of any TV show with my own family, which one would it be?

First thing I did was to send a note to my wife asking her opinion because I really don’t watch that much TV, and the shows I do watch really didn’t strike me as appropriate. Big Bang Theory?…Nah. Falling Skies….would be fun, but not really what we are about. Great show though. Deadliest Catch?….never caught a crab in my life and I am REALLY sure that my wife would not be caught out on a boat in the middle of the ocean in the middle of winter……

So I got up, got my daughter off to school and went to a meeting that I attend every morning. It is a bunch of guys, and sometimes gals, that get together just to get our day off on the right note. We have a topic that we read about and then talk about for an hour or so and then go on about our day. It really is a great, and necessary way for me to start my day.

Still not sure of how to relate a TV show to my family, or my family to a TV show, I looked at the topic for today and it was “Reconstruction”. OK, that topic is very relevant to what me and my family are in the middle of doing. Over the last six months our lives have drastically changed, more than I ever thought that they could or would. I am not going to go into details of what happened, but just suffice it to say that if I was looking at what happened from the outside in, I would think that it would have been the worst 6 months of my life. Well guess what, it has been by far the best 6 months of my life.

I know that my wife is going to read this, and I am not going to tell her story, but we both have found something over the past few months that we did not even know was missing. Actually, He wasn’t missing, we had just kept Him out of our lives together. By the Grace of God, in a few weeks we are going to be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. 6 months ago I would have probably told you that we probably were not going to make it, but we did and I can say that I am as much in love with her now, as I have ever been. I don’t deserve the forgiveness that she has graciously given me, but I am going to damn sure take it and treasure it and thank God for it everyday. And I hope that she is not upset that I put this on here, but I want the world to know, at least my little part of it.

As for the show, the only one that came to me is the show Home Improvement, because that is exactly what we are doing everyday with the help of our Higher Power which we choose to call God. We don’t have 3 boys and a neighbor that passes wisdom to us over a fence, but we will be OK.

At the end of the reading we did this morning, it said “He grants me a daily reprieve and will provide the power I need for reconstruction”, and it is such a great feeling to know that it is true.

Peace and love to all



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About joatmon14

Man in recovery from everything, looking for a little help, inspiration and direction.... Have spent the last 25 years working in big business, getting lost in all the chaos, not feeling like what I did mattered. By no means am I a professional writer nor do I even think I am that good, but it is something I love to do. Getting lost in a world of words, even for just a little while is why I started my blogs. In reality, at the age of 49 I am trying to find my voice. To find my passion. Maybe starting a little late, but better late than never. I write for me, I enjoy reading other's thoughts very much as well and look forward to the day that I can hold an extended, intelligent, meaningful conversation with YOU View all posts by joatmon14

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