Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Becoming AckAck...

A lot of things have changed in my life over the past year or so.  I got engaged and married to my beautiful wife Coleen.  We started out as friends but soon that friendship blossomed into something more.  I could not be happier and more in love...

Well that is a little bit untrue.  You see when I married Coleen, I had no idea that I would soon become AckAck!!!!  Being AckAck has made me even happier and fall even more in love!

Let me explain...

Coleen's daughter has a 2 year old son.  I have known him from day 1.  He absolutely is the most amazing little boy in the world.  He is cute, smart, funny, loveable, and just amazing.  Coleen's daughter wanted Coleen to be called Mimi.  So again from day 1, Coleen has been Mimi.  I assumed that I would be called Eric as I am by everyone that I know that isn't trying to sell me something or fix my car.  When someone calls me Mr. Hagman, I tell them my dad lives in Blacksburg.  I'm Eric. 

So I expected nothing less from our 2 year old little prince.

I figured we would be Mimi and Eric. 

We started to watch little man on Saturdays.  It was so much fun to watch him grow, and learn, and most of all play!  He started talking little by little over those Saturdays.  One of those Saturdays he was finally able to call Coleen, "MiMi!"  It was exciting and melted both of our hearts.  I was hopefully that Eric would soon follow...

One day he looked right at me and said "AckAck".  I knew what he was trying to say so of course I was like  "Errrriiiccc... Eric".  He smiled back at me and said "AckAck".  I said oh well, when he gets a little old it will be Eric. 

That was almost a year ago.  He still calls me AckAck.  His mom refers to me as AckAck.  Mimi refers to me as AckAck. 

So I became AckAck. 

Become AckAck has been the most uplifting fun thing in my life.  That little guy brings us so much joy.  We love him so much and we are blessed to be able to watch him and spend as much time with him as we do.  He makes me smile, he makes me laugh.  He runs too me when he sees me and says "AckAck!!!!!"

God has blessed me in so many ways! He gave me Coleen and then he made me AckAck! 

I want to be AckAck for the rest of my life!

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