#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:…

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…

Waiting on My Future

There is a song by Dinah Washington that I like called: “What a Difference a Day Makes“.  The song itself has more to do with love than my post, but I use the title because of the words in the actual title.  What I mean is the title itself gives off a bit of truth:…

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…