My five-year-old came out of her room having just awakened. I knelt down and enveloped her in my arms to give her a morning hug. As I held her, my mind went to the children in our homeless shelter and those parents I know who've lost little ones. I thanked God for this precious one. … Continue reading Parenting: Another short exchange.
My grandparents health is declining, as is common among humans as we age. They are no longer able to care for themselves by themselves. Little things that most of us take for granted, like getting out of bed and getting dressed, have become insurmountable tasks for my aged loved ones. My wife and I are … Continue reading Making a hard decision
A Sack Full of Love: Local artifact to be displayed in new Smithsonian museum When I read the story linked above, tears streamed down my face. I cannot imagine the anguish this mother and her daughter felt at this forced separation. I am away from my family on business. The anguish I feel at parting, the heartache … Continue reading Love & Separation
Neither snow nor freezing rain nor gloom of night stayed this family from the completion of their appointed journey.
The summer after 8th grade my parents moved our family from the city to a house on five acres, twenty minutes away from a small mountain town with only one stop light. I was a bit bitter about leaving friends and conveniences. I didn't understand all that went into that decision but I believe it … Continue reading Life is a Battlefield
Two simple rules on giving/lending money (and other things) and the benefits of being generous.
We have a rule in our house: "Happy or Bed." It is a matter of great consternation to my wife and I that this rule can only (unfairly in our opinion) be applied to the children and not the adults.