Are we fated and our lives have been set up for us just like the stars in the sky or are we masters of our own destiny? I don’t think anyone knows for sure but I feel like it is a combination of the two. Sometimes I feel like I am in control and I can dictate the outcome of my life through my own actions. Sometimes I feel I have strings attached to me and I am being pulled along by a master puppeteer. Because looking back at how things have turned out in my life, seems to be a series of unlikely events that could not have possibly occurred had it been left to chance. Meeting my wife was one of them. I often jest affectionately with my children. “It is a miracle how you came on to this Earth!”

Just like the scene in Back to the Future where Marty McFly travels back in time and sees his mother about to fall in love with another man and he starts disappearing. Wait a minute… you mean you haven’t watched Back to the Future!

I am the result of the decisions I have made in the past. In hindsight, they haven’t always been right but I am grateful for where I am.

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