Relieved on My 1st Father’s Day (#FathersDay2017)

I had not necessarily looked forward to Father’s Day 2017 because holidays (outside of Christmas and Thanksgiving and maybe Veterans Day) are just not that big of a deal for me any more.  However, the holiday was just a reminder (that comes yearly, but I try not to wait for) that I should be grateful…

#Parenting: #Instincts Out of Thin Air?

Prior to becoming a parent, even before I was married, I took notice of my own parents reading books and articles on parenting.  They would discuss new things that they may have read and/or learned with each other to possibly implement into their parenting philosophy and strategy.  However, I would run into others who comically…

My Baby Boy (5 Months Later)

I have heard people say that having your own child changes you.  However, oddly enough, I do not feel much different than before my son was born or even before I knew he would be born.  Now, if they mean having a baby changes you physically, then, yes, I can see that.  Truth be told:…

My #Religion: Simple and Complex

The older that I get, the more I desire to grow in my faith and in my relationship with my Lord.  As a child and even as a younger man, I thought or felt, what some who are irreligious may feel, which is that religion can be silly and simple in too many ways.  I…

A Need for Life’s Journey (for my Son)

It has been quite a few days for my son in the past five days or so.  Thanksgiving is the holiday that many of us just finished celebrating by spending time with family.  My wife and I went with her aunt to a little town in Georgia for a few days and, of course, we…

Second Thoughts (Of You)

Love, my dearest love! I am writing this letter to you today to reiterate my love for you.  We have gone through our share of ups and downs in the last eight years, but I never will again have the courage to face trials and tribulations without you by my side.  The strength and godliness…

Sincerity is Key in Relationships

Life has been made all the more fulfilling by the loving relationships that I have.  When I write, I mostly discuss issues in relationship to my family, which is my wife and my son.  I cannot begin to express how tough it was for me to live as a bachelor.  Even over the 2 years…