Ten years ago I had broken up with my girlfriend and been laid off from my job. My few lifelong friends had started a band years before which was cool at the time (high school/junior college) but as the years wore on turned them into self absorbed d-bags, and my family were scattered all over the country. So I had no girl, no money, no friends, no church and as far as I could tell no future.
Today I am nine years married to that same girl, have three boys, an awesome job, a cool and challenging church life, and as much friends and family as I can stand.
Ten years from now I will have three boys in high school... which is a... good thing, right?