Hello,?My name is Dave Ireland. I was born in Pomona California, and have spent most of my life here. I am the youngest of 6 children. I am a believer in the teachings of Jesus Christ and that he is God. I spent most of my school days recovering from the fall out of the ?60?s ?. Yes, the mental escape was the easy part. But I did not realize the Social implications till much later in life. You see, it?s similar to social media addiction today; hiding behind medication, verses feeling empowered by detachment. Having many friends when you have party favors, is a lot like determining your value by how many Facebook Friends you have.
As a young man I married in 1983, and though Brenda endured 5 miss carries. We had two wonderful kids by August 1989. We Spent 6 months in Idaho in 1990 but were not able to secure gainful employment and returned to Southern California. Ironically, Brenda got sick about 2 years later. Eleven Months and Seven Surgeries after diagnosis, my daughter, 9 and my son 5 lost their Mother to Cancer of the Appendix. I believe today coming back to SCAL was divine. I can?t imagine watching ( My Girl ) Deteriorate and die, without the support of my family. At this time I learned about the amazing spirit of the single parent, I could easily have quit on life, but I would not leave my kids. Now, the (fall out of the ?60?s ? ) was to be tested. Yes addiction is in my past I thought, God help! My wife just died, I have two little ones and you want me to QUIT on my next best friend? ?YES, was the answer, you see, by this time I was smoking 3 packs of Cigarettes per day, ( that was my crutch, and I was also wearing a Nicotine patch! ?Time to give that up- Just look at those Kids, and then decide. Done. This is a bio, not a book. I was blessed with a caring lady who had a beautiful little girl. We started a new chapter in 1996.
My experiments from the 60?s fallout, birth order, and trials of life contribute to addictive tendencies, but are not excuses. ?I have determined after trials, losses then victories; I need to be reminded of some basic truths regularly. (I am loved, I am special, and I can overcome). I know I am commissioned to share Gods love, his recognition of my value, and the use of his spirit within me, for good. We all have tremendous gifts and are truly special beings. I plan to use my time to Do Good, and to tell as many as possible how truly amazing they are. I plan to use this platform as one way of communicating. Stay tuned and look for the Good. It?s all around us.
Horace Mann, Be ashamed I to die before I have contributed to mankind.
You are loved, you are special, and you can overcome!