I said, “Yes, how’s he doing?”
“He’s doing great. He’s really cleaned up his act. In fact, he’s doing an Iron Man.”
I was flabbergasted.
I met Bobbie in 2002, when he got a job at Hu-Hot, where I was working. I trained him, and eventually offered him a place to stay. $100 a month to sleep on my couch.
It wasn’t long before my roommate before him moved out, Bobbie moved-up to a bedroom, and we got his friend George on the couch for $100 a month.
Oh, three 20-somethings living lives of sin in the early-2000s. It was great!
But nothing lasts forever.
Eventually the cost of rent became too much for all of us. So we moved out, parted ways.
But you always think about these people you lived with, how they’re doing, where they’re at, how life is.
I’m so glad to hear these two men that I once lived with have cleaned-up their acts, gotten off hard drugs, and are making something of their lives.
Hell, and Iron Man.
And hell...the power of change; which comes deep from within ourselves...the well of our souls.
Thank God these people are doing better. And thank God I got to spend a short amount of my life with them, learning from their experiences, gaining from their knowledge, and bettering myself in the process.
None of us would be where we are today without certain influences in our lives.