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…

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…

The Perfect Father, I Cannot Be

I wish I could be perfect in this fatherhood Perfect in strength, perfect in wisdom, all for you However, I am stunned by my own imperfections And I am lost with no guidance in how to mature you I can fill your ear with well-meaning promises My intentions would be based in love and hope But I…

Inwardly Thinking

I just had my son on Wednesday, September 21st.  His arrival has changed everything.  My hopes and dreams, my career and plans, have changed.  And actually for the better. I still reserve a little pessimism about our having this great life together as a family because that’s just the way I am.  I know life…

Episode 04 – The Birth of Elijah Danner

On this episode of Thinking It Through with Jerome Danner, I talk about the birth of my son.  It was quite a night on September 21st, and this has been quite a week.  However, when I look at my son, I am all the more grateful that God blessed me and my wife with a…

Our Son’s Arrival is Upon Us

via Daily Prompt: Fragile Over the last nine months, a boy child has been steadily growing in my wife’s womb.  Well, our son’s arrival is upon us.  My beloved went to the doctor the other day and he told her that he felt next week would be the time for our son to make his…

Perplexed by My Son’s Life

Soon, in a matter of days or weeks, my son will make his entrance into the world.  9 months – he is growing and being shaped and formed.  1 day – he is here.  He will be in front of me, God-willing, and there is no turning back (since I hope to be an active…