Tuesday, June 28, 2005

One year ago today

I had many different teacher’s during my lifetime, but one stands out in my memory from college.  He was a big, ex military, hairy psychology teacher and my first advisor in college.  He probably broke every rule and technicque if they have those to be a good teacher, but what I remember most is how much he loved us… and we loved him.  He always had a smile on his face.  He always made us feel good about ourselves.  He took a warm personal interest in us as students.  He gave us full attention when he had us in his office, and we gave him full attention in our classes.  Teacher’s are pretty awesome, they may not find fame, but they shape so many lives by the people they know and teach.  I have many teacher’s like that.  What made me think of this today, well for one thing a year ago this day I met someone that came into my life.  From the first time I saw him, there was something I saw that was familiar.  Something that I felt was supposed to be close.  I’ve never told him this but he reminded me of that teacher.  That teacher that at a time in my life I was very lonely, and he really made an impact on me.  At first it was the resemblance, then after I got to know him.  I saw more of him by the attention he showed me.  Sometimes its hard for me to accept a lot of attention.  I shun it, I turn away from it.  Maybe it scares me at times because I don’t want to lose it, like I’ve lost many other’s.  It’s been a wonderful year.  When I met him I was getting to know me really well.  Because that was about the only person I was spending time with.  I had withdrew from much of the things around me and shut myself off from much of the world.  I was able to love someone again, and let them love me.  It has been really wonderful, even though he never takes out the trash.  J   Remember singing that song as a kid.  “This light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.  I feel like my light is shining when I’m with him.  I feel safe.   I feel happy.  I love you Mike!  Its been raining most of the day.  We went to our tree and took some pictures.  Am I cheesing or what?

4 comments:

ksquester said...

"Let it Shine, Let it Shine, Let it Shine!"  Now ya got me singing it.....  Happy anniversary of sorts!   Anne

judithheartsong said...

you my friend are precious and dear. judi

shareveal said...

Derek, these pictures are great of you and Mike. You two look very happy. Try to remember not to sweat the small stuff. Life is too short to worry so much about petty things. I'm speaking to me as much as you, Derek. I love both you fellers a whole bunch.
Sherry Shroyer-:-)

sanantoniotexas said...

You guys are so great together, I love it! congrats on the 1 year! take it from me on yr 11 here together , u guys have the right stuff for the long haul..just stay true to each other and keep the communication lines opens and u are set for a happy life together!.. and yeah Chris doesn't take the trash out EITHER!!!  lol

PJ