I’d be smiling too. Miguel Cabrera who plays baseball for the Detroit Tigers will make $49, 423 every time he comes to the plate to bat – for the next 10 years. The median annual income of a household in Michigan is $48,471 per year. Honestly, I think his salary is ridiculous – as are the salaries of many professional athletes. Kind of makes me sick.
Two weeks ago, I declared my willingness to pay large amounts of money for allergy help. Allergy season here in New Mexico has been miserable so far. Well, I’m happy to report that I found the silver bullet – and it only cost me a $50 co-pay! The magic serum called Kenalog was pumped into my veins 2 weeks ago, and in about 48 hours, all of my allergy symptoms were gone. I no longer even have to take an allergy pill!
Now that my son has committed to run at the University of New Mexico, I can – with a clear conscience – wear the shirt that my wife bought me for Christmas a few years back. Her motives were pure. She bought me a really nice “Lobos” long-sleeve shirt, but it wasn’t until I opened it on Christmas morning and held it up that she noticed the word “Dad” was merged into the design. She had purchased me a shirt made for dads of UNM students! I made sure to mention this to Taylor as he was making his final decision. I asked him if he would be willing to choose his college based on my need to legitimately wear the shirt. I’m pretty sure this was the deciding factor in his decision.
Speaking of Taylor, his 18th birthday is Sunday. His draft registration card came in the mail this week, which was a sober reminder to Michelle and I that he is now an adult. We’re so proud of the young man Taylor has become. He’s a pure joy to all of us in his family. His dedication to the Lord, to his school work, to running, and to serving others is admirable. Will you join me in wishing him a happy birthday over the next few days?