Month: August 2017

Bringing Up Boys

Book ReviewParenting

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m an avid reader (as much as life with small children will allow). Sara often makes fun of me for reading textbooks for pleasure. For example, one of my current reads is a textbook on Old Testament archaeology. I’m just a Bible nerd and I own it proudly. However, I also ensure that throughout the year I pick up books that help me be a better husband and father. I’m just finishing up Bringing Up Boys by Dr. James Dobson.

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First Visit

Grief and Infant Loss

Sara writes a lot more on our blog here about grief than I do. A lot of that has to do with how we are hard wired so differently. I usually have a more difficult time sharing the more personal aspects of life unless there’s a solid biblical lesson or exhortation I can pull out of it. Like most men, I don’t typically wear my emotions very close to the surface, though Sara often reminds me how much of it is actually written on my face like it’s God’s billboard. A lot of times, I can’t really even describe what I’m feeling in the moment and it may take some time before I can adequately put it into coherent thoughts.

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Bouncing between

Grief and Infant Loss

We are rapidly approaching our twins’ first birthday. In just a couple weeks they will be 11 months old already. My emotions have been all over the place lately as a result. I’m excited about planning another first birthday party, but also dreading it and procrastinating even beginning because there should be two. I am amazed every single day at how far Asher has come in his short little life and thrilled to watch him grow and move past the infancy stage and the first birthday marks that moment in time, but……there should be two. So it’s just hard.

This last year has been the absolute most difficult year of my life. But it’s also been one of the most joy filled years of my life as well. How is that even possible? Bear with me a little and I’ll share with you how that’s possible.

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