Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Challenge #3- "Amaze Me!"

The definition of amazing is as follows- causing great surprise or sudden wonder; astonish greatly; to bewilder or perplex

The third leg of the Duckman's challenges was for me to "amaze" him with something.  I have already filmed a video of my son catching a 4 pound bass and filmed a video of me chipping a golf ball into a bucket from 50 feet for challenges number 1 and 2, but this challenge is a bit different.  You see there are a number of things in this life that I find amazing and I'm not sure that I can choose just one or even have the chance to film one of these events or take a picture.  What I thought I would do is list a few of the things that astonish, surprise, perplex or bewilder me on a daily basis.  My hope is that the Duckman will be "amazed" in my efforts to point out to all of you the wonderful things that astonish me in my little world and grant me a passing grade in Challenge #3!

I'm amazed that....

...Jesus Christ is my savior and that he forgives me for my many sins!  He has a home for me in his kingdom!
...I am a father to two of the most beautiful children in this world.  I'm not kidding!  My wife and I made good looking kids!
...God has chosen to bless me!  I have a great family, a great job, and great friends.
...most anything can be accomplished with a little hard work and a lot of great attitude!
...more people do not understand the previous statement!!!
...I have customers who trust me to help them with their financial needs.
...I have to opportunity to live and work in my hometown in which I grew up.
...this year marks my 20 year high school reunion.
...time flies by so fast!

I'm amazed that...

...my daughter can use her imagination and draw the prettiest pictures.
...my son still lets me kiss him goodnight.
..my dog seems to understand what I am telling her most of the time.
...I receive so much pleasure from doing yard work!
...a mighty oak tree starts from such small beginnings.
...sitting in a deer stand can be so peaceful.
...hearing a turkey gobble can boil my blood.
...every dove shoot makes me think of my Grand Daddy.
...cooking for the boys makes me so happy.

I'm amazed that...

...my hyper active son will sit down and watch the Braves with me.
...someone would cover a beautiful piece of furniture with paint (3 layers).
...I enjoy taking those layers of paint off to find what beauty lies underneath.
...people spend more time worrying about things and less time doing something about them.
...some people would rather focus on the negative than the positive.
...I remember so much about my childhood and how fond those memories are.
...I have the opportunity to work with good people.
...my son can tie more knots than I can.
...my Mama knows how to text!

I'm amazed that...

...my wife has such artistic talents.
...I was given a voice in which to sing with.
...I enjoy a good book.
...I get out of bed everyday with something to look forward to.

...I have been writing a blog for over a year.
...people actually read it.
...I have formed such a good friendship with someone I have never actually met!
...I really am a very lucky person!
...life is really so short.

I'm amazed that...

...my parents were able to pick themselves up and continue on with life after loosing a daughter and just how much I still miss my sister to this day!

So there you have it Duckman.  I could go on and on but i think you get the point.  I consider myself a blessed man and i know how lucky I am to have such wonderful things in my life.  I hope you are amazed!

I know I am!!!


Jan said...


Molly @ View From a Saddle said...

That was touching Trey...

It is amazing how much I miss my brother that I never even met... I bet he and Mandy hang out every day! :)

jmluckie said...

Good job.You are blessed in many ways.

Alex said...

I amazed! One of your best pieces yet!

CHERI said...

I'm amazed...that I can type through the tears. I am amazed that you thought of all of these things and wrote them down so beautifully. I am amazed that you survived me being your mother with some of your wit in tact. I am NEVER amazed, however, at how proud of you your daddy and I are. I love you...and it amazes me how much I still miss her, too.

Anonymous said...

Bravo Trey!

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Amazing list Trey! How true...life really is so short.

Downeast Duck Hunter said...

Challenge #3 met with impressive words, I expected to have a video of you catching a rattlesnake when I asked you to amaze me. However, for you to tackle this aspect of life puts a greater emphasis on the importance of loving life, god, and family. So for the next challenge, stay tuned...

The Writing Huntress said...

I love this! We are all so blessed that God has given us this beautiful earth on which to dwell.


Fantastic post.


Michael Ruffin said...

I'm amazed that you have such an amazing pastor. Beyond that, you covered just about everything. Well done!

Wanda said...

I'm sitting here in awe after reading this blog...it was simply...amazing! I'm so proud to call you my nephew. You are truly an amazing person...guess that's why the words in this blog came out so beautiful. Keep up the good work. And I miss her too! Love you!

Anonymous said...

I am amazed that God has blessed a very "Luckie" lady with a man of great qualities in being loyal, kind-hearted and passionate about everything.
I love you!

Kirk Mantay said...

You pulled deep for that one. Thanks for sharing. I am a year younger than you (20th HS reunion NEXT year) and echo a lot of your thoughts.

Downeast Duck Hunter said...

Challenge #4...

Video tape a rap about the great Georgia outdoors that includes- Take that Duckman...

You may include props, people, and personality...

You can write a rhyme about a milestone post, let's see you put that amazing voice to action...

There will be no negotiations on this one, just you proving to me that you are the lyrical gangster...

DEDH out

Jan said...

Can't wait to see this next challenge!