As I get older my life continues to change. I find myself reminiscing about the past and those who have touched my life in a significant way. My parents, sisters, grade school friends, college friends, grandparents and those you meet on your life journey. As I think back there are times that I smile remembering so many wonderful experiences. Those special moments that at the time may have seemed insignificant but to now bring such joy. But sometimes there is a sadness thinking of the past because some of those people are no longer in my life due to different circumstances. Also I am saddened by not being able to physically do what I could do when I was twenty. I would love to go back to the days I had in college and again share that bond I had every day with my friends who were my brothers. I miss the way that my grandmothers always made me feel special. As if I was the only one in the room. I miss my sister, Father Frank, and Jack Lawless, all of whom made me strive to be a better person. I miss those milestones in my children’s lives. Their first step, going to school, them falling to sleep in my arms. I sometimes wish I could stop time and nothing would change. Yet, if that were to of happen I would not have met my beautiful wife and had three children who I love with all my heart. I would not have seen the Red Sox win the World Series! God has a plan for each of us. I am richer for having known all those people and I thank God for all he has done. I do not know what the future holds but I welcome it and look back lovingly on the past.