Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Continued History

I guess I will continue on with the history of how I got to where I am sitting today. I posted yesterday that I had a pretty crappy childhood. I want to make it clear that I do not think I have had the worst childhood. I know there are millions of kids out there far worse than mine. I also know that a lot of people have probably watched their brother get shot. I don't think a lot of people have seen that while watching your other brother stand there in awe because he was the one holding the gun.

Well I was born in Kingman, AZ and raised there for 11 years until my dad was put in prison and I mom took custody of us and then moved me and my brother to a small town in Oklahoma. From there I grew up like any normal kid. I never got family vacations or the latest and greatest toys or cloths. I got what I needed and I guess that is good enough but I always wanted more. I wanted to be like the kids who got to go to the lake with their boats or to Disneland or Disney World. I never did any of those things and made a promise to myself to try and provide that for my family when I grew up.

So while living in this small town and working on the farm driving a tractor some summers then working for the town as an all around maintenance man during the summers was becoming normal. The one thing I still like to tell people is how I burried the people who died in our town. I would go out to our graveyard and dig the whole and then after the service was over I drove the dump truck and dumped the dirt on them. I get some pretty cool reactions from that story. I played the only two sports offered at my school which were Baseball and Basketball. I also became a state officer in a school organization called Technology Student Association. I enjoyed that as I met a lot of different people and had fun with the girls as well. It was kind of a cool thing that all the girls viewed it as a good thing to be hanging with a state officer and such so I got to make out with quite a few girls that year. After that reign was over I was in my senior year. I chose not to run for a national office as I wanted to just enjoy my senior year. I did just that. I enjoyed everyday of my senior year and wouldn't have changed it for the world. Since we were such a small class and all we raised all the money to take us to Cancun, Mexico for our senior trip. That was a blast and is for another discussion.

That is all for now as I will try to update this daily so if anyone out there is reading this be sure to check back if you want to hear about my life.

Monday, March 26, 2007



I am Johnny and I am a young family man. When i was growing up I knew I wanted to be a family man, to give my family the life I never received. Don't get me wrong I didn't have the worst childhood but I didn't have the best one either. Like millions of other people I wanted my family to have what I couldn't as a child. I never went on family vacations or got the coolest new cloths. I was raised by my father for 11 years until he was thrown in prison and then my mother who was forced away by my father stepped in to become "mom" and raise her 2 boys.

A long time ago we were a 3 boy family. I was only 3 when it all happened and my oldest brother was 9 and my older brother was 6.My oldest brother was shot and killed by a rifle that backfired when it was dropped by my older brother (middle of the 3, I am the youngest). He has had to live with that for the rest of his life and still has nightmares to this day.

We were raised with an iron fist and told that if we wanted something we had to work for it and that is how I acquired most of my things. I am still working for my degree today as I just separated from the Air Force. I have a decent job and love the work I am doing. I am proud to have served my country and I am also glad to have never gone over seas, but I did support the war from home.

I have wanted kids since I could remember to sort of make up for the life I missed out on. Right now I have a beautiful wife who is 21, a beautiful daughter who is 2 and a handsome boy who is 8 months. They are the joys of my life and I plan to give them as much as I can and experience the things I never got to. My wife fully supports me and I hope she will continue to help me follow my dream.

This is why I called my blog Young Family Man. I will write about my life happenings and how it is to be a young family man in today's world. The struggles I will go through as well as the joyous times. The first couple of posts will be about history and catching up with where I am today. Then I will start to write about what is going on day by day.