It is Easter weekend and NASCAR for the most part has the weekend off, except the Nationswide series race Saturday afternoon in Nashville. So with that having been said, I thought that I would write a different kind of article!!
This weekend is all about family. Unfortunately I will not be with my family for Easter. I am heading out to Honolulu Saturday evening at 5 p.m. I know that it sounds very glamourous, but trust me the all night flight back is anything but glamorous! I would much rather be at home than out in Honolulu for this weekend.
First and foremost, I would like to take time to acknowledge and thank Karen, my wife, for allowing, and in fact, encouraging me to be myself. She has sacrificed many things to let me go to Daytona, to take time to write on this web site, to go spend time with my mom, my children and my grandchildren. Never once has she complained!! She has been there in the good times, the bad times, the bad times this time around, and soon to be the fantasically great times again!! She has kept me grounded when I was aloof. She has cheered me up when I was down. She kept me postiive when I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders!! She has taken better care of me than anyone would have!! Lord know that I have not given her the acknowledgement and recognition that she deserves!!!!!!!!
Thank you very much for all that you do for me, Karen! You are my very best friend for life, but most importantly, YOU WERE AND ARE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE!!
To my two sons, Jason and Jeremy, you are the legacy that I will leave behind for all to see. I want to thank the both of you for putting up with my absenteeism and for attempting to understand me, as difficult as it was at times. I am sure that I felt short of your expectations, but I honestly tried to the best of my ability to be a loving father, and set a good example for you to follow. I love both of you more than you will probably ever know!
To my wonderful step-son, Mark Reardon back in Atlanta, thank you very much for accepting me back into the fold! Also I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me take your Mother about as far away from you as possible! She misses you more than you probably know, also!!!!!
So for all who read this article, it is my wishes that you take some time out at your Easter dinner table let the people that you love and treasure know beyond any doubt that you really do love them unconditionally!!
HAPPY EASTER TO ALL!!!
TO ALL OF MY EXTENDED FAMILY I LOVE YOU AND MISS. THANKS FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE ME!!