A Lucky Man

Tom Brokaw announced this past week he has and is fighting cancer.  The outlook for him is good, though with cancer one never knows.  One of the things he said as he announced it and thanked the doctors and his family for their support is, I am the luckiest man I know. Reminds you of Lou Gehrig’s famous speech in which he said, I am the luckiest man on earth.  He was fighting a disease which he knew would take his life.  So, it seems to be lucky you have to be dying????

Or, a better way to be lucky is to drive a minivan!!!  Neat song, It’s Hard To Be Cool in a Minivan.  I have driven a minivan since 1992 when we bought our first one.  We are on our third and I expect to drive it for the next 8-10 years.  We have bought minivans because they are necessary for church work!  We have used them a lot in our work for the Lord.

The song goes…

In a big bubble, cruising down the street…With Barney blaring and a baby seat…

Hey it can be done, but I’m telling you man… It’s hard to be cool in a minivan.             I used to have a souped-up hotrod… Man I spared no cost..

284, four-on-the-floor, headers and dual exhaust…

About that time the family came, well, that’s the first thing that went…

The preacher said, “for better or worse” — Now I know what he meant!

It’s hard to be cool when you’re behind the wheel… of an 8-passenger automobile.

A minivan is not my car of choice – it’s my car of practicality… it fits my real needs… it helps me in my work… it, well, there’s a long list of why I drive a minivan.

But, here’s a key truth in the song…

Now I wouldn’t change my life a bit… I’m a lucky man I know…

Just wish my wife and kids could fit… In a ‘67 GTO

We go though a lot for our families… because our families make us a Lucky Man!

Yes – blessings come in a minivan!