Friday, September 11, 2009

Joe the Single Mom

I'm not one to blog about my personal life, but I've been more than a little distracted with a divorce lately. I think just feeling overwhelmed has zapped all of my energy. Suddenly, keeping up with my vivacious 2.5 year old son and going to work are about all I can handle.

In spite of everything, I can't help but smile thinking about how lucky I am. I have the most amazing family to give me advice, cook dinner, and watch out for my little guy, who is the light of my life. I have incredible friends who are always willing to listen and never judge. Having a great job doesn't hurt, either.

"Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have."

It sounds pretty simple, but a great family is not to be taken for granted these days. I'm not talking about having a mother and father who have been married for 40 years. If your mom and dad have loved each other that long, that's great, but as I've seen first-hand, that does little to make you a good person. It's really about having parents who are happy--whether their still married, single, or remarried--and who are a good example to their kids.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

I am the Voice of America!

A crowd estimated at 18,000 gathered at Voice of America Park in West Chester, Ohio Sept. 5 for a tea party. The Cincinnati Tea Party did an amazing job putting the event together. Click the photo below to see more images of fellow patriots.

Click the photo to see more images from the Voice of America Rally Sept. 5 in West Chester, Ohio.