Listener Request - April 28, 2012

keithurban-somebodylikeyou

Dear Bob,

I was at an all time low almost 2 years ago, when I moved back home with my parents after chasing a dream that I realized just wasn’t for me.  I was lost, I was lonely, and I was scared of the future!  Then, when I least expected it, a wonderful man appeared in my life who brought a smile back to my face, put love back in my heart, and who works with me every day toward a future I’m excited about.

I just want to say thank you for all that’s he’s done.  And I can’t think of a better way to describe what he did for me than requesting Keith Urban’s “Somebody Like You” for my boyfriend, Daniel.   

Thanks!
Ashlee
Eugene, OR

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kennychesney-dontblink

Hi Bob,

At age 35 and after 14 years of being an active duty Air Force officer, I became a mom to my now 4-year-old son, Eli.   I never envisioned myself as the stay at home mom type, and when Eli was 8 weeks old, I went back to work.  But I felt like something was missing.  

At the time, the Air Force was offering people money to leave active duty early and my husband and I tossed the idea around for months.  Leaving active duty would mean loss of my profession, occupational identity, loss of income, benefits and quite a blank period on my resume, should I ever return to work.  But then, I heard a song.

It was Kenny Chesney’s “Don’t Blink” and in an instant, I knew what I had to do.  I needed to be with my baby boy and let everything else work itself out.  So I left active duty and was immediately offered a part time position in the Air Force reserves.  But more importantly, I am blessed to spend my days taking trips with my beautiful son and I realize, that is a true gift.  I have never regretted the day I left.  

Thank you,
Jennifer
San Antonio, TX

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