Be Better Than Me, My Son

As I approach my son’s first birthday, a thought has come to mind that is indicative of the state that I and his mother are in.  We have been experiencing some frustrating times financially and I have not been able to find any work that will pay more than what I am currently bringing home….

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:…

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…

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…