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Wilmington, OH

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Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22)

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The Mechanics Hands
Written by me

I was holding my little girl in my arms one day
when she looked at my rough scarred hands. She ran
her silky smooth hands over them. Lookin up at me,
she asked in her sweet innocent voice, "Daddy, why are
your hands so rough? Why do they look like that?" I
smiled back at her and said, "Jordan, each of these
scars tell a story of a passion and committment your
daddy has. They tell a story of a love and
fascination. A story of heartache and disapointment.
A story of triumph and joy. A story of pride and
comittment to excellence. A story of fear of making a
mistake. A story of needing absolute perfection every
time these hands are used. You see Jordan, your daddy
is an airplane mechanic. Every day I use these hands,
people are trusting me with their lives. They are
trusting the skill and judgement that comes with these
hands. They are trusting that with each scar has come
more skill and perfection."

Then she took a long look at my hands, then
looked at an airplane nearby. She asked, "did you
work on that airplane daddy?" I replied, "yes I did
baby." "then I feel safe and I trust you daddy," she
said. I held her closer, not able to hold back the
tears. Then as I watched her walk onto the airplane,
tears still in my eyes, I could not help but look at
my scarred rough hands. I could not help but remember
all the joy and pain, the cold and rain, the heat and
sweat, the blood and tears, the fond memories and the
bittersweet ones. I could not help but realize that
at that very moment, it was all worth it.

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I saw you, hug your purse closer to you in the grocery store line.

But, you didn't see me...

put an extra $10.00 in the collection plate last Sunday.

I saw you, pull your child closer when we passed each other on the sidewalk.

But, you didn't see me...

playing Santa at the local mall.

I saw you, frown at me when I smiled at your children.

But, you didn't see me...

when I took time off from work to run toys to the homeless.

I saw you, roll your eyes at our leather jackets and gloves.

But, you didn't see me...

and my brothers donate our old ones to those that had none.

I saw you, change lanes while rushing off to go somewhere.

But, you didn't see me...

going home to be with my family.

I saw you, complain about how loud and noisy our bikes can be.

But, you didn't see me...

when you were changing the CD and drifted into my lane.

I saw you, reading the newspaper or map as you drove down the road.
But, you didn't see me...

squeeze my wife's leg when she told me to take the next turn.

I saw you, run the yellow light just to save a few minutes of time.

But, you didn't see me...

trying to turn right.

I saw you, cut me off because you needed to be in the lane I was in.
But, you didn't see me...

leave the road.

I was just a biker.

A person with friends and a family.

But, you didn't see me.





Way back into love lyrics

I've been living with a shadow overhead,
I've been sleeping with a cloud above my bed,
I've been lonely for so long,
Trapped in the past,
I just can't seem to move on!

(Hugh Grant)
I've been hiding all my hopes and dreams away,
Just in case I ever need 'em again someday,
I've been setting aside time,
To clear a little space in the corners of my mind!

All I wanna do is find a way back into love.
I can't make it through without a way back into love.
Ooo hooow

[Verse 2]
(Drew Barrymore)
I've been watching but the stars refuse to shine,
I've been searching but I just don't see the signs,
I know that it's out there,
There's gotta be something for my soul somewhere!

(Hugh Grant)
I've been looking for someone to she'd some light,
Not somebody just to get me through the night,
I could use some direction,
And I'm open to your suggestions.

All I wanna do is find a way back into love.
I can't make it through without a way back into love.
And if I open my heart again,
I guess I'm hoping you'll be there for me in the end!

(Drew Barrymore)
There are moments when I don't know if it's real
Or if anybody feels the way I feel
I need inspiration
Not just another negotiation

All I wanna do is find a way back into love,
I can't make it through without a way back into love,
And if I open my heart to you,
I'm hoping you'll show me what to do,
And if you help me to start again,
You know that I'll be there for you in the end!


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A Higher Call, WW2 History
WW2 History , The Notebook, The ultimate gift, 50 first dates, music and lyrics, Way back into Love, catch and release, how to loose a guy in 10 days, ALL the star wars movies
WW2 history shows, Mash, cops
Ashes Remain, Kutless, Huey Lewis and the News, Skillet
Football, Most sports during playoffs
Broncos, Steelers