Our family came to Texas in 1851 with a wagon train of settlers from Illinois. During the Great Cattle Drive days of Texas my Great-great Grandfather was a drover going to Kansas on cattle Drive in 1880 and again in 1881. When he returned he bought a ranch and registered a brand on August 5, 1882. It is the "H connected U" that we still use today.
As you can see I have quite a family tradition.....but my Great-great Grandfather left more than a "Cowboy Tradition"....he was a Christian. And so were his son and his son's son and then my father. These good men of God gave me a foundation to live my life by. I am one of the lucky ones. I never really knew anything else but a Christian Family.
You see as a young man I thought everyone had this.....it was not until much later in my life that I realized that I had been truly blessed! That I was in fact blessed beyond description.
There are days when I can scarcely think about what my life would have been like otherwise. There is a not a day that goes by that I do not think about these men and give thank to them.
I give God the glory and thank him that I rode with men like these! --snip--