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Posted 6th February 2008 at 01:29 by Quebeker
Updated 6th February 2008 at 04:37 by Quebeker

I was thinking about the mistakes I made in my life.

I drank too much.
I did some drugs.
To the point of being homeless for a while.
I lied to family members, employers and friends.
I have been a jerk to some people.
I dumped a woman or two that I loved.
I wasted my money on crap when I should have saved it for a rainy day.
I killed (accidentally) a cat.
Blamed other people for some of my screw-ups.
I didn't always do the job the best that I could do.
I stole a few things.

But...
I learned from my mistakes, paid the price for them and do believe it made me a better person.
I now live the way my parents hoped I would become when they raised me:
Honest with myself and others, hard working and a responsible man.
I did confess my sins, to God and to the people I did wrong when possible and did my best to make things right.

I did feel bad for the wrongs I did.
I am not proud of my mistakes, but I do not regret anything.

Why?
Because that was the path that led me to my wife. And with her, a few years later, came Eva-Mae.



Every stumble before them only took me closer to them.



If I would have done anything different, I would not have met Melinda.



And without meeting her, my daughter would not be the Eva-Mae I know and love today.



They say that everything happens for a reason, and that reason is that little girl.
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    Good on you Quebecker!!!!!!!!!

    As far as I see it, that is a major problem in the world today. NO ONE wants to stand up and take reponsibility for their OWN actions/stupidity. They just want to blame/sue everbody else.

    Skinner.
    Posted 6th February 2008 at 14:40 by Skinner Skinner is offline
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    Great attitude. You should consider sharing that post with Eva-Mae some time in her future. My Dad did something similar for me a few years back at a time when it made a world of difference to know how much I was loved and always had been and how important I was in his life.
    Posted 6th February 2008 at 23:32 by sportytrace sportytrace is offline
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    Dude, I swear I was reading about myself. Glad to see another soul made it. Success isn't about account balances,houses, and such.We truly are "rich" men!
    Posted 11th February 2008 at 03:14 by grego grego is offline
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    I only just read your blog and kudoos to you and yours !
    Posted 12th February 2009 at 17:05 by Erik Erik is offline
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    Hi i got to say i take my hat off to you, it's sometimes good to hear things so you can look back and appriciate what you have now , good luck to you all .
    Posted 20th January 2010 at 12:25 by
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    Beautiful!!
    Posted 10th June 2010 at 15:28 by clay clay is offline
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    It's much more fun to be a good man. Congratulations on turning things around..I truly mean that.
    Posted 18th March 2012 at 14:31 by alto alto is offline
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    Amazing read! This is one stand up dude right here. Look forward to reading more from you. Ride safe.

    http://www.suicideclutchapparel.com
    Posted 14th October 2012 at 08:50 by SuicideClutchApparel SuicideClutchApparel is offline
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    It takes a real man to admit that he has made mistakes, but has learned from them. So remember, if you need to forgive anyone, get er done and put that behind you. And remember, say what you mean and mean what you say. An honest man lives by his word. And this verse in the bible, "a tree is known by it's fruit" good or bad..so produce good fruit my friend. It takes a lot of guts to put what you said on this forum.
    Posted 5th May 2014 at 03:59 by tanker26
 


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