The Already, but Not Yet…

The Waiting Game On May 10, 2017, at 9:46 pm, we got to say hello to our beautiful Adaline Grace as she entered the world. Ten short minutes later at 9:56 pm, we sorrowfully said goodbye when she was called home. While her time here was just a flicker in this life that is a…

The Ugly Truth About Relationships

Are they all they’re cracked up to be? Relationships, especially the deep, evergreen, ‘finishing each other’s sentences ones, are not built like how many movies portray them to be. They’re not erected on incoherent all night ragers or the ‘Like’ button on your five different social media platforms. They are peppered with sorrow, pain, tears…

Keeping My Eyes Fixed Upon Him

On March 16, 2017, my faith in God and his character entered the ring with Satan for a match of the ages. My wife and I received the terrible news that our beautiful unborn baby girl had a severe bone disease that had attacked every bone in her body, ceasing all growth with exception of her…

The Unsuspecting View of a Veteran

I have found myself at the center of many political conversations, especially when the topic moves to international policies and how the United States of America should position itself in various scenarios. “My service overseas does not give me a PhD in International Studies & Politics” While I have life experiences outside the borders of…

Today I Realized I Wasn’t My Son’s Friend

I knew it was coming, but not so soon…. Your kid needs a parent, not a best friend Believe me when I say I was/am someone who openly advocates for parenting first, even when that calls for making decisions that the child hates. That being said, rubber has met the road and it’s time for…