Friday, December 7, 2012

Hip Revision - The Dreaded Surgery

Since 1996, my hip was replaced then, and I have played really hard. I've skiied, run 1/2 marathons, and lived life to the fullest. I have always said to myself, "they can fix me, and I'm sure the technology will be even better the next time I have to replace it. Little did I realize that the time would fly by so fast, and before I knew it, I'm 43 years old and needing to "replace" my "replaced hip". Fortunately, God led me to a wonderful Dr. in Plano who specializes in hip revisions (revision is 2nd or 3rd time hip surgerys) Leah and I were so impressed with him, we scheduled surgery immediately, and never looked back. I have taken the whole month of December off from work, and my goal is to use the month and Christmas break to recover. Day 1: Dec. 4th = Leah and I got checked into the hospital, and went to pre-op. Mom and Dad got there just in time for Dr. Barrington to come and give a briefing on what to expect. He shared that the team is in place and ready to go, he will take about 1 hour and 15 minutes for the surgery, and has all to possible parts already laid out. Our prayer was that the socket would be compatible for the new cup to snap right in and then the surgery would be less invasive and much more simple. Dr. Barrington finished his briefing, and then asked if he could lead me in a blessing. He then quoted Numbers 6: 24-26: 24 “The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; 26 the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” That was the most impactful prayer/blessing I could have imagined. Post Surgery: Great News!! The socket in my pelvis was compatible with the new parts and so the cup and ball was replaced, and the area was cleaned out. Surgery went 1 hour and 15 minutes. Praise the Lord for answered prayer and helping give me a peace of mind as I have dreaded this for years.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Dawson Family Pictures from 2010

2010 was a great year! Drew is 11 and Delaney is 8! Life is Good!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Summer time is upon us, and that means lots of fun things! The evenings at home are full of kids playing in the yard, swimming at the neighbors house, and summer vacations. It also is time for the men's fourth annual golf trip to The Cliffs in Possum Kingdom! Kevin Willmeth and I have the opportunity to play golf with Heath and Damon for the match of the year. It usually is fairly easy to win, but there is always adventure with 54 holes of golf in 2 days! We'll see this weekend how the event unfold's. Best of luck, and for Heath and Damon, remember your on a probation period since many men would love to be in your position now! ha ha! Best of luck!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


It is absolutely amazing what the mothers of this world have done for us as men. I know for a fact that my mother was the glue to our entire family of 3 boys, plus dad! I look at her now, and she is a genuine saint for her loyality, faithfulness, and dedication in helping raise us boys. The most interesting thing as I reflect back on my early childhood is the impact my mothers mother had on her, and my grandmothers mother, and the impact she had on my grandmother. Therefore, I owe so much to a lady I have never met, and if I had a chance to talk with her today, I would simply say to her, "Thank You" for establishing a legacy with your daughter that has carried down through generations. I am a blessed man because of the life she led and the integrity she instilled in her family.

I know each of you who are able to read this have a similar story in one way or another. The mothers of today are making lasting impacts on children's future as to how they will carry out their legacy! May God Bless all mothers not only today, but everyday, and allow them to create that legacy for futures to come!

*What an honor it is to share my birthday on Mothers Day!! I definately know my place, and I will step aside today to honor MOTHERS!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010


Well, after a long time away from the Blog, I am happy to be back at it. I really am only following Trey Morgan's blog, and I really admire his family values and comments on life he brings. So much has happened since I have written my last blog. Here are a few things:
  • Joined Facebook - now I'm already tired of it!
  • Got a Twitter Account - Don't keep up with that at all.
  • Started a new Blog on my Principals page at school. - only post once a month or so.
  • Purchased an iphone, and it is awesome!!! a fault sometimes!
  • Ran 6 Half Marathons in the last 18 months! That has been fun to do something different that I never thought I would do.
  • And, I transfered my account from State Farm to "". State Farm recommended the GoDaddy account, and I always wondered what they were for. Now I know, and they were super helpful! directs people to any site I choose, and I have chosen this blog site for now.

Life is tremendous! I feel more blessed each day! Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Happy New Year to Everyone! May all your New Year Resolutions come true!

The Dawson's 2008 year in review:

Jan.: Jimmy started a new career with State Farm as an Agent

Jan.: Drew played Basketball for Granbury Basketball Association (GBA)

March: Delaney continued her run with the Lady Bugs Soccer Team
The "Bugs" with moms!

...2008: 4 years living in Timber Cove, neighbor Brooke is still the best of all!!

Jan. - Aug: Leah ran around as a mom chasing kids and tutored at Acton Elementary. She is the most beautiful MOM in the world!!

May: Jimmy missed the School Business, and the kids at school. Got hired at Acton Middle School as the Principal and Leah went back to teaching after 9 years of being a "Mom".

June: Drew returned to ACU KidQuest Camp with Allie Nichols

Aug.: Drew went to 3rd grade and Delaney went to 1st grade

June: Drew & Delaney were on the Granbury SEALS Swim Team

Sept.: Our Annual Church Camping Trip. (Drew & Delaney on the Right side with Cutter and Brady Willmeth)

Sept.: Delaney went back to gymnastics, Drew played fall baseball, and best of all, Drew became a Texas Tech Red Raider fan!!!

Nov.: Jimmy & Leah ran in their 1st 1/2 marathon in San Antonio

Nov.: 21st annual Thanksgiving Family Reunion in Oklahoma City

Dec.. JoeDe got married on Dec. 27th. Delaney was a Flower Girl, Drew was an Usher, and Jimmy was the Best Man. Leah had to care for all three of us. Great Wedding!

HAPPY 2009 TO ALL!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

JoeDe's Wedding


JoeDe, we are extremely proud of you and Ashleigh! Your wedding was awesome, and we welcome Ashleigh to our family!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Time

Drew (9) & Delaney (6)
It's Christmas time, and we love this time of the year. This year has been very different in nature. It will be the first year we don't get Christmas Cards out or Christmas lights on the roof of the house. We did get the lights in the bushes, 3 trees up in the house, and the reindeer in the yard though. With Leah going back to work full time, kids crazy schedules, my new job, and just our change of pace around the house, we just "ran out of time" this year.

Although, some traditions won't change. Every Christmas Eve, we sit together as a family before opening presents, and read the story of the Birth of Jesus. We emphasize to our kids what Christmas is all about. Jesus is the reason for the season!

Merry Christmas to each of you and may God bless your family during this Christmas Season!

Monday, December 1, 2008


We just completed our 21st year celebrating Thanksgiving in Oklahoma City. Back in 1987, my mothers side of the family decided to forego the traditional Thanksgiving meeting at someone's house, and meet at a central location for all our aunts, uncles, cousins, and distant relatives to come celebrate together. The Embassy Suites in Ok City gave us a good deal on rooms, and catered the Thanksgiving Meal. It has been the best tradition we could ask for! We get to keep in touch with one another when we would not have the opportunity to do so if we just met with our immediate family! This year, cousin Jon was able to bring his wife and 4 boys from San Diego. We love our time, and the kids get to play at the hotel just like one big playground. Great tradition, and in just a few years, we will be celebrating 25 years! Wow! Surely the Hilton owed Embassy Suites will comp our stay. Ha, I'm not betting on it!