Certain numbers mean certain things to certain people. Almost everyone has a special number or numbers that takes on a special meanings to them. My special or favorite number was the number 10. That is the number that I would always try to get for my baseball uniform number.
Here are four more of my favorite numbers, 112573, 32378, 7983, 72112! I will tell you that my very least favorite number is 123095. Wow you say, those are really big numbers! How could a numbers that are 4, 5, and 6 digits long be some of you favorite numbers? I will explain.
112573 is the birth date of my first born son, Jason. It might be more recognizable as 11/25/73. That day was to forever change the life of one young 22 year old USAF 2nd Lt. I will never forget that Sunday afternoon when I became a father for the very first time! It was a very joyous occasion! It REALLY did change my life forever!
32378, you guessed it, is the birthdate of my second son, Jeremy. Again it is more recognizable as 3/23/78. It was another momentous occasion for a somewhat older and more experienced USAF Captain. Because Jeremy was a scheduled C-section birth, we picked out his birthdate from the dates offered for that surgery, very cool! Not many parents get to do that!
7983 is a number that carries a meaning that only one other person in this whole world holds equally dear! That person is my best friend, my soul-mate, the same person that is mysteriously missing for the last six weeks, Karen!
72112 is a number that will always have a very special place in my heart. You see that number is more recognizable as 7/21/12. Those numbers represent the birth date of my Dad, Archie Wilson Hammack! He was a very simple country-boy. Dad had a work ethic unlike most of us today. He got up every morning and went to work, no matter what! He worked hard all of his life to provide a living for his family. My Dad loved to pull practical jokes on people, was a disciplinarian, but mellowed in his old age, was a very proud father, but mostly he was my best friend as I grew older.
He was my role model. Although he only got through the 6th grade because he had to help support his family, he was a wise man, nonetheless! Now, even more in death, I learn from Archie Wilson Hammack! When confronted with some types of problems to solve, I find myself thinking what would Dad do? Or how would Dad handle this situation? That is when I realize just how much I still miss my Dad, Archie Wilson Hammack!
Today would be Dad’s 97th birthday!
123095 are the group of numbers that are my absolutely least favorite! Better read 12/30/95. That is the date that God decided he needed Dad more than we needed Dad on Earth!
I have to respect God’s decision, but I really wished that he had consulted me first!
My Dad, Archie Wilson Hammack 7/12/12—–12/30/95!
HAPPY BIRTDAY, DAD!