My blogging journey started over 2.5 years ago. I had no idea what would really come from it. I had high hopes, but there is no way I could be certain what the real results would be. All I know is I was frustrated with where I was, and some of the struggles I was having as a husband and a father.
Last night my wife and I went to see Irreplaceable the Movie. Irreplaceable is a Focus on the Family documentary directed by Tim Sisarich about family, and how it has seemingly lost its meaning in our modern culture. After watching a few YouTube trailers about it, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what it was going to be about.
My assumption was it was going to document the important, almost irreplaceable role that father’s play in family. It was about that, but it was so much more! There were so many things that jumped out at me that I can’t even begin to mention them all in one blog post.
Finding quality family time is a challenge for most families. You have work, your kids’ school, your social life, and extracurricular activities for your kids that all compete. It can be hit-and-miss for many families.
Every marriage faces some type of challenges. Sometimes the challenges are big, sometimes small. The same with parenting. When faced with them they can sometimes seem overwhelming. Leaving you with a feeling that you just can’t continue in marriage and parenting.
You get married, go on your honeymoon, and your marriage is the most amazing thing you could ever dream of. It makes you think, “why did I not do this sooner??” We all know that is far from the truth. Some have reached this dream marriage state. For those of us who have not, what happens in-between?
Less than six months into our marriage, I was almost certain we weren’t going to make it. As I reflect today, I am 100% sure we would not have made it! One event transformed the course of our marriage, and now, 12 years later I am 100% certain we will make it, ’til death do us part.
If you were born before 1990 you are probably very familiar with the “blue pill and red pill” analogy used in the title of this post. This analogy was made famous in the film The Matrix.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been dealing with a choice similar to this analogy in my quest to break free from sleeping late to becoming an early riser. I realized I have to commit to one, late evenings (blue pill) or early mornings (red pill). I can’t have both.
I am on the cusp of a life changing decision. No matter my decision, or the outcome, I know it will make my “top life changing events” list. I’m excited, nervous, and not really sure what is going to happen.
What I do know is my decision, and the outcome, will be an opportunity for me to grow. An opportunity to lead my family through it in a way which will make us closer, stronger, and better from it. Can you relate? Are there some potential life changing events looming? Have you experienced unexpected life changing events?