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The Final Stretch
Keyla and I met up with Pastor Bob for another pre-marital counseling session. We have two left to go. The following week will be last minute details and then we get married the first weekend in April. I become more excited as the days near. I spoke with Otto today about the suits. He just purchased his and we just want to make sure we are on the same page. He is coming down so that we can get one last night in as free men. He will be the only one out of the trio that isn't married. Joey took the plunge in October and here I am six months later doing the same. It is going to be great. I can hardly wait.

I've been doing a lot of cleaning today. I threw out a lot of old crap today. I found letters from an old girlfriend that have been packed away for probably eight years. Kind of silly when you look back. Talks of futures, children, and that young love. I never did have another son that I named Nicholas John. It is very funny how things work out. I got Ivelisse Patricia. My last opportunity to be a father. It has given me some of the greatest joys of my life.

No matter what has been put in front of me I have always done what I can to remain positive. I've always felt that you can always turn around a bad situation. I was a young father. And it took me a few years to get my adult life on track. Even today, two years after completing college I am still sacrificing for the better of the family. Keyla and I will be married next month and she will still have 6 months of nursing school left. I have sacrificed the last 8 months to take care of the girls while Key has to take care of her schooling. I have become mr. mom. It has been difficult but I knew before she started I would really have to step it up. I knew that 2010 was going to be a year of sacrifice and a year I just wanted to pass. Sometimes I think about wasting a year. But then I realize we will be so much better off in 2011. Life will really get going for us. I can hardly wait.


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