I have been observing God's beautiful creation all my life. I have been blessed in many ways and I have been cursed in a few other ways.
My parents noticed my strong attraction to science and although we were poor, they bought me a SEARS & ROEBUCK Discovery 60mm refractor telescope when I was about 14 years old. I had been already collecting astronomy related literature and receiving my first telescope was a wonderful gift from my parents. I used to sit alone for hours in the backyard, trying to see, the Moon, the Planets, any nebulae I could find, any double stars I could identify, or basically any object my tiny scope could bring to my vision. Astronomy was always and still is my escape from the labors of life. Now I have four telescopes, but only use two of them with any frequency. I use my 120mm reflector and my 150mm refractor. I still have my little SEARS 60mm refractor but I have it in storage. I also have a variety of binoculars, but I use my Celestron 8x40s and my Celestron 15x70s most of the time.
I wish to truly appreciate and experience man's place in God's Creation and observing is one of the ways that I do that. I also go door to door on my days off work in search of honest hearted ones who want to learn more of God's wonderful promises of Mankind's place on this Earth in the Future. This I can say is my life's work. Everything else is secondary.