I have several moments that rank as those one time experience that are perfect and never be duplicated. Here they are, not in any order.
May 21, 1984, waking up for the first time with my wife.
Summer 2005 fishing with my sons on Barren River Lake at sunset. No words, just the sound of the waves on our bass boat, watching the sunset.
Fall 1999, dinner in the French Quarter with a friend then sitting in a Cuban cigar bar listening to some great Latin jazz and enjoying the best cigar I had ever had. Part of the night was shared with a famous movie star who asked just to be one of the guys with us. We laughed until after midnight.
Looking at Sinclair through the glass in the hospital nursery and feeling streams of tears running down my cheeks, realizing that was my son.
Each time I was blessed to baptize my child (four times).
July 4th, probably about 1998 at Nick & Necie's in Dayton KY. Massive people everywhere watching thousands of dollars of fireworks. Then suddenly I don't hear anything, see anyone. I look and see Mary turning and we stare at each other. We smile and both know that this is a moment we will remember for the rest of our lives.
January 2004, the International Hotel - Miami, FL. I decided not to go to the strip club with the others and just enjoy a cigar with a good friend who was a newly wed. Before I knew it there were 15 men all smoking cigars, opting for the more virtuous evening. 72 degrees, 3rd floor, we watched the sun set.
Falling asleep with any of my children as babies resting on my chest.
Sitting in front of the fire, reading to the kids.
Labels: perfect moment.