Today I woke up to my daughter standing at the foot of the bed, holding one of my old T-shirts that she fondly calls “Daddy’s Shirt”. She had just woken up herself and was ready to come snuggle beside me, waiting for her brother to wake up. This is our morning ritual. It’s usually followed … Continue reading The Adventure of Fatherhood
This is a story that I’ve told many people over the years. I use it to help them understand what the first year of marriage is like. You see, Marriage…is a compromise. When you’re dating, your everyday life may or may not bother the other person. But when you get married, this all changes. Within … Continue reading Marriage: The Great Compromise
So I came home one day after 5 1/2 years as a Police Officer and told my wife, Courtney, that I wanted to change careers. One could say it was a “mid-life crisis” of sorts. Thankfully she supported me and after talking about college, we settled on the idea of nursing school. Courtney had been … Continue reading One Guy’s Journey Through Nursing School
My wife and I met while we were in high school. She was the quiet, tough girl that smoked cigarettes, skipped class, and cheated on math tests (not very good I have to say). While I was a scrawny, no ounce of athletic ability ex-band member, who spent two years in 11th grade, quit every … Continue reading The Stupid Things We Do For LOVE
This is a continuation of a prior piece called One Dad’s Journey Through Fatherhood. This list is for husbands…New and Old. Now before I lay this list out believe me when I say that I am not the best husband in the world and by no means do I think I know anything about women. … Continue reading One Man’s Journey Through Marriage
This is a list for new and old fathers alike. I am new to fatherhood myself but along the way I have picked up a few tips and tricks that just may save our sanity, patience, and will power. Read on and enjoy. 1: New born babies cry. It’s what they do. Get over it … Continue reading One Dad’s Journey Through Fatherhood
The split second decisions we make in life can change us forever. Continue reading The Split Second
Who are you? This man that I see in front of me. You look like me but older. You talk like me but with harsher tone. Your face, yet similar, more wrinkled than I remember. Who are you? I faintly remember you now. The man that came knocking. You bought me a toy car when … Continue reading The Man That Came Knocking.
For the past 14 years I have wanted to talk about a question that I have been asked several time. It is a question that every War Veteran will hear throughout their lives and that needs to be addressed. If you have stepped foot into another country to fight for your country’s freedom, you have … Continue reading Does this define me?
The Bicycle Bunny Hop Two summers ago, my wife Courtney and I bought brand new bicycles to get into better shape. We rode them everywhere the first few months and thought of ourselves as bicycling experts. We rode to the grocery store if we needed milk, to the park if we wanted to relax, … Continue reading The Bicycle Bunny Hop