I take a ton of pictures on my smartphone. I’m sure you do as well. Smartphones have changed the game with capturing “Kodak moments” no matter where we are, or when we don’t have a lot of time.
That’s great, but my problem is I very rarely see those images again. Yes, some I upload to Facebook or Twitter and get a few minutes of “Facebook feel good” based on how many likes and comments I get. But for the most part, I never see them again.
To say this is a busy season in our lives is by far the understatement of the year. Our family calendar is a jumbled mess of colors, many overlapping the others.
We are at a unique season in our careers and family. I’m in the middle of some amazing career opportunities (book deal being one). My wife is not only serving the role of homeschooling mom, but also homeschool community director. In addition, we recently launched our first venture together, co-hosts of a web show.
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Have you ever found yourself caught in the middle? Feeling pulled in so many directions and not sure how to meet the demands?
If you are a husband and father who cares about his family and personal life, then sooner or later you will experience the struggle to balance work and family.
As of today I’ve been married to my wife for 4,987 days, which is the equivalent of 13 years and 239 days of marriage. Sometimes I feel like we just got married, and it just hasn’t been that long. But putting it in the perspective of days, that is a long time.
Of those 13 year and 239 days at least on day per year, our wedding anniversary, is dedicated to celebrating our marriage. So 13 days out of the total 4,987 days of marriage. That is only 1/4 of 1% of those day dedicated to celebrating our marriage.
So, this past Sunday, I hit the big 4-0. I’m gonna let that sink in for a minute (let it sink in for me, not you). I am now 40-years-old. I’m not sure what to say about it.
I honestly didn’t think it was going to be that big of a deal. I’ve never been big on milestone dates, years, or whatever. I’ve just always had this “it is what it is” type of approach to it.
Marriage is one amazing way that two individuals get to live out the word “love” in every day action. Sometimes this is much easier said than done. When two different people come together and try to function as a couple, as one, the challenges can be endless.
Every single couple who says “I do” will have those vows tested at some point. But it is at those points that we have the greatest opportunities to really show what love is.
Today is my parents, 50th wedding anniversary!!! Wow! They made it to their golden wedding anniversary! I’m super excited, happy for them, and proud to be their son.
My wife and I’ve been married 13 years, and I think that is a pretty big accomplishment. But 50 years? That is nothing short of amazing.
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. – Bill Cosby
Ahh the “ultimate” Father’s Day gag gift, soap-on-a-rope. As we all know, or at least we should, Father’s Day is this Sunday. I can admit that even as a dad, I don’t put too much thought into Father’s Day or recognizing it for my dad or other dads. And I usually don’t expect too much. My dad is exactly the same way.
About a month ago, my wife and I were able to see a screening of the movie, Moms’ Night Out. I know it sounds like a straight up chick flick, which it did have some great mom moments, but it had just as many dad moments too. And all of them were funny!
“Make this your best year ever” is a phrase you hear a lot at the end of December and throughout January. The beginning of the year is full of hope, optimism, and excitement for all areas of your life. It’s fun to envision having a better marriage, better finances, better career, and just better life overall.
I usually don’t go all “this is going to be my best year ever!” But this year is different, I really believe this is going to be my best year ever, or at a minimum one of my best year’s ever!